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Vegetable SamhaaMf 




Vegetable Suhnwarcj 1962 issue 



Florida Department of Agriculture 
Doyle Conner, Commissioner 
Tallahassee, Florida 



Florida Crop and Livestock 
Reporting Service 
Joe E. Mullin, Chief 
Orlando, Florida 



Division of Marketing 
J. B. Owens, Director 
Tallahassee, Florida 



Cooperating with 



U. S. Department of Agriculture 
Agricultural Marketing Service 
and 

Statistical Reporting Service 



Marketing Bureau Section 
John D. Stiles, Chief 
Jacksonville, Florida 



University of Florida 
Agricultural Experiment Stations 
Department of Agricultural Economics 
Dr. Henry G. Hamilton, Head 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

The acreage, yield, production, monthly and season average price, and crop 
value statistics in this bulletin are official State and USDA estimates prepared by 
the Crop and Livestock Reporting Service. The county and area detail in these 
statistics were made possible by the participation of the Department of Agricultural 
Economics, University of Florida, in the estimating program. Market price quo- 
tations and shipment statistics are from the Marketing Bureau Section and the USDA 
Agricultural Marketing Service. Other sources of data are cited in footnotes. 

Agencies in the Florida Department of Agriculture providing basic data used 
in developing statistics in this summary include the Road Guard Section, Division of 
Inspection; State Markets Section and Celery Advisory Committee, Division of 
Marketing; and the Plant Inspection Section, Division of Plant Industry. County 
Agents of Florida's Agricultural Extension Service were very helpful in supplying 
information on vegetable production in their counties. 

Growers, shippers, processors, sales agencies, and transportation firms volun- 
tarily supplied much of the data used in developing these official statistics. This 
public spirited cooperation is appreciated. 

Publications Committee, 
Elmo F. Scarborough 
Marketing Bureau Section 
Raymond R. Hancock 
G. Norman Rose 

Crop and Livestock Reporting Service 



FLORIDA 

VEGETABLE PRODUCING AHEAS 
With Principal Vegetables Produced 




// Pint - - 

Lower East Coast Area: 

1« South Dade - Tomatoes, pole and tush beans, potatoes, yellow 
crookneck squash, cucumbers, sweet corn, strawberries, 
cabbage, cantaloups 

Pompano - Snap beans, pepper, vine-ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, 
squash, eggplant, sweet corn, limas, strawberries 
Martin County - Pepper, tomatoes, watermelons, potatoes, 
strawberries 
Fort Myers- Immokalee Area! 

Tomatoes, watermelons, cucumbers, pepper, potatoes, squash 
Everglades Area! 

5« Sweet corn, snap beans, celery, cabbage, escarole and chicory, 
lettuce, radishes, potatoes 
Fort Pierce Area! 

6. Tomatoes, watermelons 
Wauchula Area! 

7. Cucumbers, tomatoes, watermelons 
Central West Coast Area! 

Sarasota - Celery, escarole and chicory, lettuce, radishes, cabbage, potatoes 
9« Manatee-Huskin - Tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, watermelons 

10. Plant City-Balm - Pepper, potatoes, strawberries, pole and bush beans, squash, 
cabbage, lettuce, limas 

Central Florida Area: 

11. Sanford-Oviedo- Zellwood - Sweet corn, cabbage, celery, escarole and chicory, 
lettuce, pole and bush beans, radishes 

12. Webster-Center Hill - Pepper, cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, melons 

13. Oxford-Belleview-Lowell - Tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloups 
North Florida Area: 



1^. Mclntosh-Citra- Island Grove-Hawthorn - Snap and lima beans, squash, 

celery, watermelons, field peas, okra u 

15« Gainesville-Alachua-LaCrosse-Santa Fe - Snap beans, peppers, cucumbers, 
potatoes 

16. Starke-Brooker-Lake Butler - Snap beans, lima beans, cucumbers, potatoes, 
pepper, squash, strawberries, greens 
Hastings Area: 

17« Potatoes, cabbage 
West Florida Area: 

18. Quincy-Havana - Pole beans, squash, cucumbers 

19. Escambia County - Potatoes 



Commercial Vegetables 



j**^/!^"* Watermelons 



DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATIONS 



SEASONAL GROUPS - In order to show supplies for 
a shorter period of time than the entire marketing season, 
seasonal estimates are made for most vegetable crops. In 
Florida, the marketing season is generally broken into three 
groups, depending on the time of harvest. 

FALL - October, November, December 
WINTER - January, February, March 
SPRING - April, May, June 

This arrangement is not as precise as indicated be- 
cause there is considerable overlapping in the marketing sea- 
sons for individual crops. Also it has been considered prac- 
tical to carry cabbage, escarole, lettuce and strawberries 
in one season, winter, as the heaviest volume is generally 
harvested during this period. 

PLANTED ACREAGE is the total acreage which has 
been planted for harvest during one designated season. To 
avoid duplication, acreage lost and replanted to the same 
crop in time for harvest in the same season is counted only 
once. 



HARVESTED ACREAGE is the acreage harvested or 
partially harvested plus any additional acreage which reached 
maturity, but was not harvested due to low prices or other 
economic conditions. Acreage lost before or at maturity 
through natural causes is not included in the acreage for har- 
vest. 



YIELD is the average production of merchantable 
quality produced per acre and includes any unharvested pro- 
duction left in fields for economic reasons. 

PRODUCTION includes the quantity actually harvested 
plus any quantity that was left due to economic abandonment 
where losses of this type occur. 



ECONOMIC ABANDOMENT is thatportionof the crop 
that reached maturity and is of merchantable quality but was 
not harvested because of low prices or other economic factors. 

PRODUCTION OF VALUE is the total production less 
the quantity abandoned due to economic reasons. 

SEASON AVERAGE PRICES represent the F. O. B. 
price received or its equivalent for all grades and quality of 
the commodity less selling charges. 

TOTAL VALUE is the season average price received 
times the production of value. 

WEEKLY F. O. B. PRICE RANGE - Represents the 
low and high price received for generally good quality. Prices 
shown for Pompano are representative of sales at the State 
Farmers' Market. 

RAIL LOAD FACTORS - Represents the average num- 
ber of packages per rail car based on tabulations of waybills 
showing the contents of each car. 

MIXED RAIL CARS - For major commodities the 
quantity shipped in mixed rail loads is tabulated f rom waybills. 
The total quantity of each commodity is then converted to the 
equivalent of a straight rail car load. 

TRUCK SHIPMENTS are converted to equivalent car- 
lots on the basis of a pre-determined load factor. A minor 
difference of one or twocarlot equivalents in the season total 
obtained by adding the monthly or weekly shipments exists 
because of rounding. 

PRODUCTION AND PRICE UNIT - The official USDA 
vegetable crop estimates are published on a weight basis. 
For this bulletin the official estimates for most vegetable 
crops have been converted to the most commonly used con- 
tainer. The following table gives the net weight used per con- 
tainer and the number of containers per hundredweight. 



Production and Price Unit: Most Common Unit, Estimated Net Weight, Number of Units 

per Hundredweight, Principal Vegetable Commodities, Florida, 
1961-62 Crop Season 



Commodity 


Unit 


Est. Net 


No. of Units 


Commodity 


Unit 


Est. Net 


No. of Units 






Weight 


per Cwt. 




Weight 


per Cwt. 






Pounds 








Pounds 




Lima Beans 


Bushel 


32 


3. 125 


Eggplant 


Bushel 


33 


3.030 


Snap Beans 


Bushel 


30 


3.333 


Escarole 


Crate 


25 


4. Q00 


Cabbage 


Crate 


50 


2.000 


Green Pepper 


Bushel 


28 


3.571 


Celery 


Crate 


60 


1.667 


Potatoes 


Sack 


100 


1. 000 


Sweet Corn 


Crate 


42 


2.381 


Squash 


Bushel 


42 


2. 380 


Cucumbers 


Bushels 


52 


1.923 


Tomatoes 


Crate 


60 


I. 667 



CONTENTS 



Review of 1961-62 Vegetable Season. 1 

Vegetable and Melon Acreage, Production and Value, by Crops, .1961-62 Season, With Comparisons 2 

Principal Vegetables and Melons, Total Acreage and Value, 1946-47 through 1961-62 3 

County, Area, and State Estimates of Acreage, Production, Prices and Shipments f\ n » ^ ~ 

•i <3 'i '% :' 2 

Lima Beans 4 

Snap Beans 9 

Cabbage 17 

Cantaloups 23 

Celery 27 

Sweet Cora 33 

Cucumbers 40 

Eggplant 49 

Escarole 55 

Lettuce , 60 

Green Pepper 65 

Potatoes . 73 

Spinach 80 

Squash 81 

Strawberries 89 

Tomatoes 94 

Watermelons 102 

County and State Recorded Shipments 

Cauliflower 109 

Field Peas. 11° 

Radishes 110 

Bunched Vegetables H 2 

Other Vegetables H 3 

Vegetable Imports 

Road Guard Station Truck Passings 116 

Rail and Truck Freight Rates I 19 

Vegetable Containers 

Harvested Acreage, All Vegetables by Counties 121 



VEGETABLES 
1961-62 



Value of the vegetable and melon crops produced in 
Florida during the 1961-62 crop year was $195,767 ,000. The 
record value was 21 percent mo re than the previous year and 
well above all recent years. The value of production for the 
major vegetable crops of cabbage, celery, sweet corn, escar- 
ole and green peppers produced during the 1961-62 crop year 
exceeded all previous years of record. 

Principal factor contributing to the record vegetable 
crop value was the relatively high prices received for several 
major commodities. During the winter months, F. O. B. 
prices for cabbage, celery and most leafy vegetables was 
well above average. Marketings of Florida cabbage and celery 
was at peak levels during the period of high prices. A factor 
bringing about the high prices was reduced supplies from the 
other major states with winter vegetable production—Cali- 
fornia and Texas. 

The cabbage and celery crops registered the largest 
increases in value, when compared with the preceeding sea- 
son. Of the major crops only snap beans and watermelons 
declined in value from the previous year. Value of several 
of the minor crops — lima beans, spinach, squash and canta- 
loups was below a year earlier. 

Tomato production during 1961-62 was valued at 
$53,197,000 — exceeding all other vegetable crops in value. 
The number two crop in value was celery with a value of 
$24,691,000. Sweet corn production valued at $17, 035, 000 
ranked third in value for Florida produced vegetables. Snap 
beans with a value of $16,514,000 was the fourth most im- 
portant crop. Green peppers with a production valueof 
$14,429,000 was fifth in value. 

Vegetable and melon acreage harvested in 1961-62 
was practically the same as the previous year but well below 
average. The major crop showing the largest decline in acre- 
age from the previous year was snap beans. Most of the de- 
cline in snap bean acreage was in the Everglades area of 
Palm Beach County. Increased plantings of sugar cane in 
the area contributed to the sharp decline in bean acreage. 
Sweet corn acreage was up more than 11,000 acres from the 
previous season, the largest acreage increase for any major 
crop. 

Production of tomatoes, eggplant, and sweet corn 
during 1961-62 established new record highs. The yield per 
acre for most vegetable and melon crops was above average. 
Lettuce and escarole were the only crops that the 1961-62 
yield per acre was below average. 



Early planted fall crops in North and Central Florida 
suffered from lack of rainfall in late summer and early 
fall. Irrigation was necessary to maintain crops in good con- 
dition. October weather continued dry. A light volume of 
shipments of early maturing vegetable crops began during 
October. Weather during November continued mostly dry. 
Harvest increased during the month. 

Late in December a very severe cold front moved 
across the state. Frostand below freezing temperatures oc- 
curred in all areas of vegetable production, including the im- 
portant Dade County area. Loss from the cold was confined 
primarily to tender crops. There was some loss of snapbean 
acreage in the Pompano area. In the Everglades, sweet corn 
acreage loss was heavy. Escarole, lettuce and cabbage suf- 
fered varying degrees of damage, mostly burning of the outer 
wrapper leaves. 

Crops made fair growth the second half of January 
although the weather was cool, February weather was gener- 
ally favorable for crop growth and development. Very little 
rain was received during the winter months. Extensive irri- 
gation was required in all areas of production. 

The first week of March, strong gusty winds damaged 
tender crops. Production loss was very light. On March 8 
frost and freezing temperatures extended into the Everglades 
area. Heaviest loss was confined to snap beans and sweet 
corn. Over 4,000 acres of sweetcornwere killed by the early 
March frost. Also, in Central and North Florida, there was 
some acreage loss. 

Late March and early April weather was favorable 
for plant growth and development. On April 17, a late frost 
damaged tender crops in North Florida and Zellwood. Rela- 
tively cool weather early in the spring season, along with the 
March and April frost which resulted inconsiderable replant- 
ing delayed volume production of some vegetables. Sweetcorn 
was available in a heavier volume later in the spring than 
usual. 

Watermelons in North and West Florida were delayed 
by cold and rains, especially West Florida's crop. This de- 
lay, in harvest resulted in a heavy volume being harvested 
in late June. Economic abandonment of the watermelon crop 
was heavy, partially resulting from the late season. 



-1- 



Vegetables and Melons: Acreage and Yield per Acre, in Florida, 
1961-62 Crop Year with Comparisons 





Planted Acreage 


Harvested Acreage 


Yield per Ac 


re 


Crop 


Average 






Average 






Average 








iyoi-bu 


±y bU-bl 


1 Afil CO 


1 Qri c A 

iyoi-bu 


1 AC A CI 

iybU-bl 


1 A c 1 CO 

iybi-b^ 


1951-60 


1 A C A CI 

iy bU-bl 


1 O.C1 CO 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 


VEGETABLES: 




















Lima Beans 


2 , 990 


1 , 700 


1 , 700 


2 , 720 


1 , 650 


1, 400 


26 


35 


27 


Snap Beans 


m aa a 

( i , yuu 


C A TnA 
OU , / UU 


rc 17 A A 

00 , I UU 


62, 840 


CC 1 A A 

Ob, 1UU 


CI AAA 
51, 000 


33 


37 


A 1 

41 


Cabbage 


1 ( , /OU 


1 Q AAA 

18, UUU 


1 C c A A 

io , ouu 


1 C CIA 

lb, blU 


1 1 AAA 

1 / , UUU 


1 A c A A 

14, OUU 


IOC 

loo 


180 


loO 


Celery 


11 1 O A 

11, U 


1 A A AA 

1U, 4UU 


1 A QAA 

1U , oUU 


10, 690 


1 A O A A 

1U , iKSKi 


10, 600 


382 


429 


A AQ 

4Uo 


Sweet Corn 


42,650 


42,000 


49,200 


37,360 


33,900 


45,700 


72 


75 


77 


Cucumbers 


iy, *ou 


1 ( , oUU 


1 Q AAA 
lO , OUU 


1 d 7QA 

lb, (yu 


i a i a a 
lb, 1UU 


1 C O A A 

lb, oUU 


94 


108 


102 


Eggplant 


O *7Q A 

z, /yu 


O AAA 

& , yuu 


O QAA 

Z , oUU 


c c a 
boU 


6 , 1 UU 


2, 600 


112 


122 


IDu 


Escarole 


C OCA 

, ouU 


A \ AA 

o, 4UU 


d. A A 


£ 1 OA 

, l^U 


C AAA 

D, UUU 


C 1 AA 

b, 1UU 


123 


120 


11U 


Lettuce 


A C\A A 

4, U4U 


Q O A A 

o , ZUU 


Q QAA 

, oUU 


Q C AA 

0, OUU 


O QAA 

i, yuu 


3, 000 


101 


95 


00 


Green Peppers 


14,680 


14,100 


13,200 


12,950 


13,200 


12,400 


81 


105 


112 


Potatoes 




Qvl 7 AA 


°.ft Ann 

OU , DU U 


QQ 1 OA 

Oo, loU 


OA 1 AA 

04 , 1UU 


OA C AA 

OU , DUU 


1 CA 

10U 


1 / U 


152 


SjLmXMmX\*U 


920 


1,100 


1,000 


730 


900 


800 


97 


116 


lift 

11U 


Squash 


12,420 


12,000 


11,300 


10,990 


10, 800 


9,800 


44 


52 


52 


Tomatoes 


cn cc a 
( , DOU 


AC C AA 

4D , DUU 


AO QAA 

4o, oU U 


CO A OA 

Oo, 4oU 


A 1 QAA 

41 , oUU 


A O O A A 

4Z, ZUU 


1 A C 

1U0 


1 QO 


183 


'JUlt i V CgCLdUlca 


XXX 


i 1 AAA 

44, 000 


A t\ a A A 

40 , 000 


xxx 


A f\ AAA 

40, 000 


O r» AAA 

37, 000 


xxx 


xxx 


XXX 


Total Vegetables 




270,300 


263,500 




286,850 


283,900 


xxx 


XXX 


XXX 


MELONS: 




















Cantaloups 


2,100 


1,600 


1,500 


1,780 


1,500 


1,200 


46 


50 


65 


Watermelons 


88,400 


67,000 


69,000 


83,400 


65,000 


66JD00 


85 


125 


125 


Total Melons 


90,500 


68,600 


70,500 


85,180 


66,500 


67,200 


xxx 


XXX 


xxx 


Total Vegetables and Melons 


XXX 


338,900 


334,000 


xxx 


353,350 


351,100 


xxx 


XXX 


xxx 


* 1955-1960 Average. 






















Vegetables and Melons: Production, Se 


ason Average Price 














and Value, Flo 


rida Crop 


year 1951- 


-62 








Production 


Season Average 


Price 


Value 


Crop 


Average 






Average 






Average 








1951-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1951-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1951-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 




1,000 


1,000 


1, 000 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1,000 


1,000 


1,000 




cwt. 


cwt. 


cwt. 


per cwt. 


per cwt. 


per cwt. 


dollars 


dollars 


dollars 


VEGETABLES: 




















Lima Beans 


71 


57 


38 


10. 07 


9. 86 


11. 63 


695 


562 


442 


Snap Beans 


2,053 


2,093 


1, 925 


8. 89 


8.49 


8.58 


17,532 


17,482 


16,514 


Cabbage 


3,079 


3,060 


2, 682 


2.43 


1.90 


5. 10 


6,522 


5,130 


13, 678 


Celery 


4,086 


4,377 


4,273 


3.41 


2. 85 


5. 78 


13,502 


12,106 


24, 691 


Sweet Corn 


2,701 


2,557 


3,529 


4.42 


5.66 


4.83 


11,723 


14,464 


17,035 


Cucumbers 


1,570 


1,770 


1, 658 


6. 37 


5.47 


6.44 


9,203 


9,374 


10,146 


£ -ggP ian t 


297 


330 


398 


5.56 


6. 38 


5. 37 


1,629 


2, 105 


2,136 


Escarole 


628 


720 


671 


4. 79 


4. 15 


6. 60 


2,741 


2,673 


4,429 


Lettuce 


354 


276 


255 


2. 61 


4. 80 


7.50 


1,528 


1,325 


1,912 


Green Peppers 


1,045 


1,384 


1, 389 


11. 40 


9. 50 


10. 25 


11,048 


12,628 


14,429 


Potatoes 


5, 623 


5,810 


4, 633 


3. 06 


2.29 


3. 11 


16,953 


13,251 


14,396 


Spinach* 


76 


104 


84 


1. 67 


1. 68 


1. 63 


115 


174 


137 


Squash 


481 


566 


513 


6. 95 


6. 68 


7.25 


3,130 


3,783 


3,719 


Tomatoes 


5,633 


7,518 


7,729 


7. 79 


6. 52 


6. 88 


43,591 


49,015 


53,197 


Other Vegetables 


xxx 


1_,109 


1^127 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


4 L 884 


7,658 


Total Vegetables 


XXX 


31,731 


30,904 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


148,956 


184,519 


MELONS: 




















Cantaloups 


81 


75 


78 


5. 11 


6. 00 


4. 00 


407 


450 


272 




7^108 


8 a 125 


8^250 


1. 77 


1.50 


1. 80 


11,_377 


12J88 


10^976 


Total Melons 


7, 189 


8,200 


8,328 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


11,784 


12,638 


11,248 


Total Vegetables and Melons 


xxx 


39,931 


39,232 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


xxx 


161,594 


195, 767 


» 1955-1960 Average. 








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Vegetables, Potatoes and Melons: Acreage Harvested and Value of Quantity Sold, 

Florida, Crop Years 1947-48 through 1961-62 1/ 



Crop 
Year 


Harvested Acreage 


Value of Quantity Sold 


i 

Vegetables 1 


Potatoes 


Melons 


\ Total 


Vegetables I 


Potatoes 


Melons 


Total 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Si 000 


in ooo 


"Si 000 


$1 000 


1947-48 


184,930 


22,900 


46,200 


254,030 


73,767 


9,254 


6,680 


89,701 


1948-49 


204,250 


21,800 


60,200 


286,250 


120,005 


12,321 


6,210 


138,536 


1949-50 


229,350 


24,600 


69,400 


323,350 


91,642 


9,379 


5,952 


106,973 


1950-51 


232,300 


24,200 


61,300 


317,800 


115,580 


11,599 


8,417 


135,596 


1951-52 


237,650 


30,600 


73,500 


341,750 


126,114 


18,877 


12,113 


157,104 


1952-53 


237,200 


41,500 


94,800 


373,500 


111,789 


15, 747 


13,021 


140,557 


1953-54 


245,250 


32,800 


100,000 


378,050 


110,476 


14,727 


10,064 


135,267 


1954-55 


236,350 


38,000 


89,900 


364,250 


142,397 


24,279 


14,953 


181,629 


1955-56 


245,200 


41,700 


93,400 


380,300 


138,157 


24,723 


14,964 


177,844 


1956-57 


244,150 


54,300 


96,600 


395,050 


133,689 


13,910 


13,545 


161,144 


1957-58 


226, 950 


44, 400 


96, 600 


367, 950 


107, 748 


14, 744 


8, 097 


130, 589 


1958-59 


234,850 


37,000 


73,900 


345,750 


117,308 


13, 127 


12,039 


142,474 


1959-60 


223,050 


37,300 


74,800 


335,150 


127,849 


17,794 


10,618 


156,261 


1960-61 


213,000 


34,100 


66,500 


313,600 


131,004 


13,251 


12,638 


156,893 


1961-62 


216,400 


30,500 


67,200 


314,100 


162,465 


14,376 


11,248 


188,109 



1/ Vegetable crops include Lima Beans, Snap Beans, Cabbage, Cauliflower, (1947-48 - 1960-61) Celery, Sweet Corn, Cucum- 



bers, Eggplant, Escarole, Lettuce, Green Pepper, Squash, Spinach (1955-56 - 1961-62) and Tomatoes. 




LIMA BEANS 
1961-62 



Lima bean acreage harvested in 1961-62 was 1,400 
acres — below all years since estimates were begun in 1933- 
34. The planting of lima beans in Florida reached a peak in 
1945-46 when 7, 600 acres were harvested. Plantings declined 
steadily until 1958-59 when 1,600 acres were harvested. 
For the last four years acreage harvested has ranged from 
1,400 to 1, 650 acres. 

The value of Florida's 1961-62 lima bean crop was 
$442,000—21 percent less than the previous season and 22 
percent below average. The $442,000 value of production 
was the lowest of any year since 1936-37, when the lima 
bean crop was valued at $391,000. Season average price per 
bushel was $3.75 in 1961-62--considerable more than the 
$3.16 averagepricereceivedinl960-61. Production in 1961- 
62 was 118,000 bushels— the smallest of record. Yield per 
acre was 84 bushels, considerably less than the record high 
yield of 108 bushels per acre produced the previous season, 
but about the same as average. 

Early harvest of the 1961-62 lima bean crop began 
in October in Union County in North Florida. Harvest con- 
tinued active during November in North Florida. Early har- 
vest in the Plant City and Pompano areas began late Novem- 
ber. Frost and freezing temperatures late December re- 
duced the yield per acre on winter plantings in Pompano. 



Harvest was active during January-March in the 
South Florida area. Frost and below freezing temperatures 
during March killed some of the early planted acreage for 
spring harvest in the Plant City and North Florida areas. 
Most of the acreage lost to the frost was replanted. Harvest 
of the spring crop in the Plant City area began late April. 
A light frost on April 17 in North Florida did very little 
damage to the lima bean crop, mostly a slowing of growth. 
Early spring rainfall in the area was short combined with 
inadequate irrigation delayed plant development. Rains dur- 
ing May were beneficial. 

Harvest during May and June was active in all areas 
of the state. Most of the May and June shipments were from 
the Plant City area with increased volume from North Florida 
during June. The largest volume of shipments for any week 
during the 1961-62 season was for the week ended June 2, 
when 19 carlot equivalents were shipped by truck. 

The lima bean estimate includes all varieties, ford- 
hook, baby limas and speckled butterbean varieties. Intra- 
state consumption accounts for approximately 40 percent of 
the total production estimated. 



Lima Beans: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1951 through 1963 



Acres 



4, 800 



4,200 



3, 600 



3,000 



2,400 



1,800 



1,200 




Acres 




Production 
1,000 bus . 

_^350 



300 



250 



200 



150 



100 



50 



1951 



1953 



1955 



1957 



1959 



1961 



1963 



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Lima Beans: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida, 
Crop Year 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Value 










1,000 


1, 000 


Dollars 


1,000 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


bushels 


bushels 


per bushel 


dollars 


WINTER: 
















1953 


DOU 


ouu 


68 


41 


41 


$ 4. 22 


$ 173 


1954 


DDK) 


OUU 


76 


38 


38 


4. 21 


160 


1955 


ODK) 


^aa 

OUU 


88 


44 


44 


3.93 


173 


1956 


J uu 


600 


93 


56 


50 


2.98 


149 


1957 


500 


400 


78 


31 


31 


4. 19 


130 


1QCQ 


500 


350 


a a 
4b 


16 


lb 


3. 75 


DO 


1959 


600 


500 


62 


31 


31 


3. 71 


115 


1960 


500 


350 


54 


19 


19 


4. 74 


90 


1961 


400 


350 


89 


31 


31 


3. 87 


120 


1962 


400 


400 


85 


34 


34 


3. 62 


123 


SPRING: 
















1953 


9 Sinn 
dt , oUU 


9 nc\c\ 
& , ( UU 


81 


219 


219 


3. 04 


665 


1954 


9 AAA 
£> , 'iUU 


9 Af\C\ 
d , 4UU 


91 


219 


219 


2. 84 


623 


1955 


9 RAA 

a t OUU 


9 A AA 
c. , 4UU 


91 


219 


191 


3. 00 


573 


1956 


9 9AA 

d. , c, U U 


1 OA A 

i , yuu 


76 


144 


144 


3. 61 


520 


1957 


2, 200 


2,000 


84 


169 


159 


3.04 


484 


1958 


1,800 


1,700 


88 


150 


141 


3. 22 


454 


1959 


1,400 


1, 100 


Rfl 
ou 


88 


88 


4. 77 


420 


1960 


1,500 


1,300 


101 


131 


131 


3. 15 


412 


1961 


1,300 


1,300 


1 T Q 
1XJ 


1 47 

111 


1 47 


3 oi 


442 




1,300 


1,000 


84 


84. 


R4 


3 80 


319 


ALL SEASONS: 
















1952-53 


o , 40U 


Q o AA 

o, oUU 


79 


260 


260 


3. 23 


838 


1953-54 


9 O^A 

& , you 


9 Q AA 

& , yuu 


89 


257 


257 


3. 05 


783 


1954-55 


o , 10U 


9 AAA 

z , yuu 


91 


263 


235 


3. 17 


746 


1955-56 


9 Oft A 

yuu 


o a A A 
Z , OUU 


80 


200 


194 


3.45 


669 


1956-57 


9 7nn 

^ , / UU 


9 AAA 
^ , Z ±UU 


83 


200 


190 


3. 23 


614 


1957-58 


2,300 


2,050 


81 


166 


157 


3. 27 


514 


1958-59 


2,000 


1,600 


74 


119 


119 


4. 50 


535 


1959-60 


2,000 


1,650 


91 


150 


150 


3. 35 


502 


1960-61 


1,700 


1, 650 


108 


178 


178 


3. 16 


562 


1961-62 


1,700 


1,400 


84 


118 


118 


3. 75 


442 



Lima Beans: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Sold 




Acres 


Acres 
WINTER 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 


NORTH FLORIDA 

Alachua, Marion, 
and Union 
Other Counties 


75 
25 


75 
25 


100 
100 


7,500 
2,_500 


7,500 
2^500 


Area Total 
HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 

Hillsborough & Polk 
LOWER EAST COAST 

Broward 

Palm Beach (East) 


100 

75 

25 
200 


100 

75 

25 
200 


100 

50 

50 
95 


10,000 

3,750 

1,250 
19^000 


10,000 

3, 750 

1,250 
19 L 000 


Area Total 


225 


225 


90 


20,250 


20,250 


STATE TOTAL 


400 


400 


85 


34,000 


34,000 






-5- 






continued 



Lima Beans: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Year 1961-62 (Continued) 



Areas 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 




3.nd 






Quantity 


Counties 


Planted 


Harvested 


per 
Acre 


Production 


Sold 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 






SPRING 




















All fniintip^ 


240 


175 


54 


A A CA 

3, 40U 


9, 450 


NORTH FT DRTrtA 












A 1 si pVm n 


125 


110 


Q.A 

yu 


Q QAA 

y , y uu 


y , yuu 




100 


90 


1 CA 
10U 


1 ^ CAA 

u , ouu 


lo, OUU 


UUlcI L/OUIlllob 


75 


50 


i ac 

1UO 


C OCA 
jjiOU 


C OCA 

o [jiou 


A t*oo T'^to 1 
^1 ca 1 ulill 


300 


250 


110 


■)Q CCA 
Zo, OOU 


OQ CCA 

£0, OOU 


HTT T SRORnTinH-MANA TFF 












Will o Vvn ~rr\ 1 1 cr n 
II 111 S) UU 1 U UglJ 


425 


300 


1 u 


9 1 AAA 

_ 1 , uuu 


1 AAA 
6x , UUU 


x^OIK 


75 


50 


70 


3,_500 


3,_500 


Area Total 


500 


350 


70 


24,500 


24,500 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


75 


40 


25 


1, 000 


1, 000 


Palm Beach (East) 


150 


150 


100 


15,000 


15,000 


Other Counties 


35 


35 


154 


5,_400 


5 L 400 


Area Total 


260 


225 


95 


21,400 


21,400 


STATE TOTAL 


1,300 


1,000 


84 


84,000 


84.000 


ALL SEASONS 


WEST FLORIDA 












All Counties 


240 


175 


54 


9,450 


9,450 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


150 


135 


88 


11,900 


11, 900 


Union 


125 


115 


150 


17,250 


17,250 


Other Counties 


125 


100 


95 


9,_500 


9,_500 


Area Total 


400 


350 


110 


38,650 


38,650 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 












Hillsborough & Polk 


575 


425 


66 


28,250 


28,250 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


100 


65 


35 


2,250 


2,250 


Palm Beach (East) 


350 


350 


97 


34,000 


34,000 


Other Counties 


35 


35 


154 


5 L 400 


5^400 


Ai-ea Total 


485 


450 


93 


41,650 


41, 650 


STATE TOTAL 


1, 700 


1,400 


84 


118,000 


118, 000 



Lima Beans: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-1962 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-1959 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


WEST FLORIDA 














All Counties 


100 


125 


190 


125 


125 


175 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua 


375 


300 


225 


160 


170 


135 


Bradford 


175 


100 


25 


35 


40 




Marion 


75 


100 


50 


50 


55 




Union 


100 


135 


100 


90 


95 


115 


Other Counties 












100 


Area Total 


725 


635 


400 


335 


360 


350 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 














Hillsborough 


800 


775 


425 


500 


445 


375 


Polk 


75 


50 


50 


100 


75 


50 


Area Total 


875 


825 


475 


600 


520 


425 



-6- continued 



Lima Beans: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 (Continued) 



Areas 














and 


1956-1957 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach (West) 


100 


50 


50 


50 


25 


- 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Broward 


75 


75 


85 


50 


75 


65 


Dade 






85 


90 


25 




Palm Beach (East) 


240 


150 


215 


275 


325 


350 


Other Counties 












35 


Area Total 


315 


225 


385 


415 


425 


450 


Other Counties 


285 


190 


100 


125 


195 




STATE TOTAL 


2,400 


2,050 


1, 600 


1, 650 


1,650 


1,400 



Lima Beans: Recorded Shipments by Truck from Florida Counties 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 



County 


1961-62 Season 


Season 
Total 
1960-61 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


! 

Mar. [ 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 


Alachua 


















2 


2 


3 


Bradford 


















2 


2 




Broward 




1 


4 


3 


4 


6 


4 


1 


1 


24 


25 


Dade 






1 




1 


1 


3 






6 


4 


Duval 
















1 


a/ 3 


4 


9 


Hillsborough 




2 










1 


15 


10 


28 


84 


Marion 




1 












1 


2 


4 


9 


Palm Beach 




1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


2 


3 


1 


11 


14 


Seminole 
















1 


1 


2 


3 


Union 


1 


2 












4 


7 


14 


21 


Unknown 


1 




1 






1 


1 


3 




7 


8 


TOTAL 


2 


7 


7 


4 


6 


9 


11 


29 


29 


104 


180 



* Includes Baby Limas and Butterbeans. 
a/ Includes 1 truckload in July. 



*Lima Beans: Recorded Shipments by Truck from Florida, 

by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Average Load 
Bu. Hampers 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 


1957-58 


650 




8 


6 


2 






3 


60 


79 


1 


159 


1958-59 


650 


2 


8 


7 


4 


3 


5 


17 


37 


15 




98 


1959-60 


650 


a/ 2 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


13 


30 


72 


2 


134 


1960-61 


650 


1 


4 


3 


8 


8 


5 


14 


107 


29 


1 


180 


1961-62 


650 


2 


7 


7 


4 


6 


9 


11 


29 


28 


1 


104 



* Includes Baby Limas and Butterbeans. 
a/ Includes 1 truckload in September. 



Lima Beans: Percent Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


j Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 



Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent 



1957-58 




5.0 


3. 8 


1.3 






1. 9 


37. 7 


49. 7 


.6 


100. 


1958-59 


2.0 


8.2 


7.1 


4. 1 


3. 1 


5. 1 


17. 3 


37. 8 


15. 3 




100. 


1959-60 


1.5 


. 7 


1.5 


2. 2 


3. 


3.7 


9. 7 


22.4 


53. 8 


1. 5 


100.0 


1960-61 


. 6 


2. 2 


1.7 


4.4 


4.4 


2.8 


7. 8 


59.4 


16. 1 


. 6 


100.0 


1961-62 


1. 9 


6. 7 


6. 7 


3. 8 


5. 8 


8. 7 


10. 6 


27. 9 


26. 9 


1.0 


100. 



-7- 



Lima Beans: Average Price per Bushel for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


i 

Feb 


| Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


A upvn cro 

li- VCI tXf^Xz 




Dol. 


Dol. 


Dol. 


Dol. 


Dol. 


Dol. 


Dol. 


Dol. 


Dol. 


Dol. 


Dol. 


Dol. 


1957-58 






3. 50 


3. 85 


4. 65 






4. 75 


3. 85 


2. 70 




3. 27 


1958-59 




3.05 


3. 05 


2. 40 


4. 75 


5. 30 


5. 10 


4. 60 


5.20 


4. 05 




4. 50 


1959-60 


2.50 


2. 60 


4. 30 


4. 55 


4. 85 


5.40 


5. 95 


4. 80 


3. 85 


2. 55 


3. 05 


3. 35 


1960-61 




3. 70 


4. 15 


4. 55 


3.20 


3. 80 


4. 50 


4. 15 


2. 80 


3. 20 


3. 20 


3. 16 


1961-62 




2. 90 


3. 50 


3. 85 


4. 00 


4. 00 


3. 20 


4. 15 


4. 45 


3. 00 


2. 10 


3. 75 



Lima Beans: Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges by Weeks, 
Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 


Interstate Truck 


Pompano 1/ 


Plant City Auction - Price to Growers 


Ending 


Shipments 


Fordhooks — Butterbeans 


White Colored 1 Fordhooks 



Carlots 



Pols, per bushel 



Dols. per 
bushel 



Dols. per 
bushel 



Dols. per 
bushel 



1961-62 
Oct. 7 
14 
21 
28 



Nov. 


4 


1 








11 


2 








18 


2 








25 


1 






Dec. 


2 


2 


5. 


00 




9 


1 


3. 


50-4. 50 




16 


3 


3. 


00-4. 50 




23 


1 


4. 


50 




30 


1 


3. 


75-4. 25 


Jan. 


6 


1 


3. 


50-4. 50 




13 


1 


4 


00-4. 50 




20 


1 


3. 


50-5. 50 




27 


1 


4. 


00-5. 00 


Feb. 


3 


1 


4, 


00-5. 50 




10 


4 


4. 


00-5. 00 




17 


1 


4. 


00-5. 00 




24 




4. 


50-5. 00 


Mar. 


3 


2 


3. 


50-5. 50 




10 


2 


4. 


00 




17 


2 


4. 


00 




24 


1 


4. 


50-5. 00 




31 


2 


5. 


00-5. 50 


Apr. 


7 


2 


4. 


00-5. 00 




14 


3 


3. 


00-4. 50 




21 


3 


4. 


00-4.50 




28 


4 


4. 


50-5. 25 


May 


5 


2 


5. 


00 




12 


3 


4. 


50-5. 00 




19 


2 








26 


7 







4. 50 

4. 80-6. 10 
6. 10-8. 00 
4.00-7.20 
3. 00-7. 20 



4. 90-6. 00 
4.50-7.90 

5. 10-7.20 
2. 00-6. 90 



3.50-6.00 
5. 00-5. 60 
4.00-6.40 



June 2 
9 
16 
23 
30 



19 
16 
4 

2 

1 

103 



1. 50-5. 40 



1. 50-4. 80 



2. 30-6. 60 



1/ Sales to local buyers 



-8- 



SNAP BEANS 
1961-62 



Snap bean production in Florida during the 1961-62 
crop year totaled 6,416,000 bushels, 8 percent less than the 
6, 977 1 000 bushels produced during 1960-61, but 6 percent 
more than the 5-year average. Value of production was es- 
timated at $16,514,000 dollars, 6 percent less than the pre- 
vious crop year but 1 percent more than the 5-year average. 

Acreage harvested during the 1961-62 season totaled 
51,000 acres, 9 percent below the previous season, and be- 
low any recent year. Most of the decline in acreage was in 
the Everglades Area of Palm Beach County. Growers in the 
Everglades area harvested only 10,500 acres in 1961-62 
compared with 18,000 acres the previous season. Increased 
plantings of sugar cane in the area contributed to the sharp 
decline in bean acreage. Part of the acreage decline in the 
Everglades was offset by increased planting in the Pompano 
and Dade County areas. Yield per acre for the 1961-62 
season average 126 bushels, the highest yield obtained in 
any recent year. 

The 1961 fall snap bean crop in North and Central 
Florida was hampered by dry weather. Harvest began in 
mid-October and by the second weekof November shipments 
exceeded 200 carlots a week. Dry weather affected yields 
in the Plant City and North Florida areas during the fall. 
Late fall acreage along the Lower East Coast was generally 



favored by good growing and harvesting weather. Yields 
were generally good; however, prices were low and some 
economic abandoment resulted. 

Winter production, which is heavily concentrated in 
Dade County and the Pompano area was affected by frosts in 
late December and early January. Most of the loss to cold 
was in the Pompano area. Following the early season set 
back weather conditions improved and crops made a rapid 
recovery. Harvest was active during February with good 
yields and quality prevailing. Frost on March 9 caused some 
loss of acreage in the Everglades, Central and North Florida. 
Most acreage lost to the cold was replanted. Harvest was 
active during March with most supplies originating in Dade 
County and Pompano. 

April weather brought a light frost that caused some 
loss of acreage in North Florida. Late April and May sup- 
lies were primarily from the Everglades with increasing 
volume from the Plant City area during May. Yields on 
spring acreage in Central and North Florida were low. De- 
mand for spring beans was good. The average price of $3.75 
a bushel for fresh market beans in the spring is well above 
all recent years. The quantity of beans used by processors 
accounted for only 21 percent of the spring production com- 
pared to an average of over 30 percent. 



Snap Beans: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1950-51 through 1961-62 



Acres 



100,000 



90,000 



80,000 



70,000 



60,000 



50,000 



40,000 



duction 




Production 
1,000 bus . 

10,000 



9,000 



8,000 



7,000 



6,000 



5,000 



4,000 



1950-51 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 1962-63 



-9- 



Snap Beans: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida, 
Crop Years, 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Season 
and 
Crop Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 

■ 


Quantities Sold 


Season Average Price 


Total 
Value 


Planted 


Harvested 


Fresh 


Processing 


Fresh 


Processing 










i nnn 

-L , UUU 


1,000 


1, 000 


Dollars 


Dollars 


i Ann 
1 , uuu 




Acres 


Acres 




DUbllcifa 


bushels 


bushels 


per bu. 


per 


bu . 


dollars 


FALL: 
























1952 


21,000 


17,400 


80 


1, 393 


1,233 


160 


$3. 


60 


$2. 


35 


$ 4,816 




25,300 


23,400 


1 1 a 


9 ^7 A 


1, 753 


704 


2. 


36 


1. 


75 


. 001 


±yo4 


23, 700 


20, 600 


1 1 A 

X J.U 


9 9 A7 


1, 827 


440 


2. 


85 


1. 


45 




XVDo 


24,500 


23,400 


TOO 

1Z o 


9 ftftQ 

z, ooy 


2, 153 


632 


2. 


25 


1. 


43 


^ 740 

1 ( 4y 


1 OR a 


22, 700 


19, 600 




9 OQ1 


1, 643 


448 


2. 


91 


1. 


56 


J, toi 


1 QC7 


23,200 


20,900 


1 1 a 


9 9QQ 


1, 683 


616 


2. 


85 


1. 


65 


^ ft 1 A 
J, Ol'i 


1958 


20, 100 


19, 300 


127 


2,446 


1, 700 


583 


2. 


19 


1. 


73 


4,733 


LVD J 


19, 500 


16, 400 


ft7 

O I 


1 420 


1, 100 


320 


3. 


54 


1. 


78 


4 463 


iyou 


18, 800 


18, 000 


>\ QA 


9 Q4A 
£u , J4U 


1, 507 


833 


2. 


58 


1. 


91 


, *± 1 


1 QA1 


21, 000 


19, 000 


JL4U 


9 AAA 


1, 680 


813 


2. 


31 


1. 


60 


5 184 


WINTER: 
























1953 


29, 000 


27, 700 


114 


3, 148 


2,527 


621 


3. 


25 


2. 


35 


9, 683 


iyD4 


27, 500 


26, 800 


i 9A 


*3 917 


2, 833 


384 


2. 


75 


1. 


70 


8 431 


1QCC 

iyoo 


27, 300 


25, 800 


1 Oft 


O , OOO 


3, 073 


156 


2. 


75 


1. 


50 


, D / U 




26, 100 


22,400 


1 1 A 




2,377 


88 


2 


94 


1. 


74 


7 1 40 


i n 

iyo / 


24, 400 


20, 000 


liU 


9 1 QQ 

z , iyy 


2, 067 


132 


3. 


39 


2. 


53 


7 '}j.n 
( , o*±u 


iyo o 


22, 000 


9, 500 


1 n 
4U 


ft A 


380 





5. 


58 







2 120 


1959 


20, 200 


19, 000 


93 


1, 774 


1,727 


47 


3. 


27 


1. 


64 


5,723 


1 QAA 

iy ou 


22, 000 


16, 900 


Q7 

y / 


1 A^A 
J. , Dot: 


1,577 


57 


3. 


60 


1. 


86 


5 782 


i Q£;i 

iybi 


20, 100 


19, 000 




9 AQA 

£1 , uyu 


2,013 


77 


3 


12 


2. 


03 


6 438 


1962 


20, 000 


19, 500 


1 9A 


9 A 


2,200 


23 


3. 


00 


1. 


30 


6 630 


SPRING: 
























1953 


19, 700 


18, 200 


120 


2, 185 


1, 357 


828 


2 


74 


2. 


05 


5,421 


1 OR A 

iyo4 


21, 400 


18, 000 


i on 


Z , ID 1 


1, 393 


768 


2 


55 


1. 


70 


4. 860 


1 flCC 

iyoo 


22, 000 


21, 100 


1 9 A 

1Z o 


Z , ODD 


1, 917 


612 


2. 


50 


1. 


40 


5 658 


iyoo 


20, 300 


16, 500 


i on 


1 Q ft 1 


1,433 


468 


2 


97 


1. 


91 


5 150 


iyo / 


19, 500 


16, 900 


1 OQ 


9 A ft 9 


1,293 


789 


3. 


15 


1. 


93 


5 595 


iyoo 


23, 200 


22, 700 


l 9A 


9 79 *3 


1, 967 


540 


2 


61 


1. 


76 


6, 083 


1959 


17, 600 


15, 500 


93 


1,447 


1, 007 


440 


3 


33 


1. 


92 


4, 197 


1960 


23, 800 


22, 500 




9 ft^A 


1, 960 


773 


2 


55 


1. 


80 


6 390 


1961 


21, 800 


19, 100 


loo 


Z , o4 ( 


1, 510 


920 


2 


61 


1. 


77 


5, 569 


1962 


14, 700 


12, 500 


lio 


1,41b 


1, 123 


293 


3 


75 


1. 


67 


4, 700 


ALL SEASONS: 
























1952-53 


69, 700 


63, 300 


106 


6,726 


5, 117 


1, 609 


3 


20 


2. 


20 


19, 920 


1953-54 


74, 200 


68, 200 


117 


( , yo<i 


5, 979 


1, 856 


2 


59 


1. 


72 


18 652 


1954-55 


73, 000 


67, 500 


123 


0, Zoo 


6, 817 


1, 208 


2 


71 


1. 


43 


20 172 


1955-56 


70, 900 


62, 300 


118 


6, 147 


5,963 


1, 188 


2 


70 


1. 


64 


18 039 


1956-57 


66, 600 


56, 500 


113 


6, 372 


5,003 


1,369 


3 


17 


1. 


87 


18 416 


1957-58 


68, 400 


53, 100 


102 


5,402 


4,030 


1, 156 


2 


99 


1. 


70 


14, 017 


1958-59 


57,900 


53, 800 


105 


5,667 


4,434 


1,070 


2 


87 


1. 


81 


14,653 


1959-60 


65, 300 


55, 800 


106 


5,904 


4, 637 


1,150 


3 


14 


1. 


80 


16, 635 


1960-61 


60,700 


56, 100 


124 


6,977 


5, 030 


1,830 


2 


81 


1. 


84 


17, 482 


1961-62 


55, 700 


51, 000 


126 


6,416 


5,003 


1, 129 


2 


94 


1. 


61 


16,514 



-10- 



Snap Beans: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Sold 



Acres Acres Bushels Bushels Bushels 



FALL 















/" ^ < j fi attain 


DUU 


A^A 
40U 


1 DO 


7 A 9RA 
I ^ t *sOU 


74. 9^0 


UUlci *_-UUliLltro 


Co 




QA 

yu 


9 9^A 
£j *£OU 


9 9^0 


Al ca lULal 


Oau 


A7R 




1 D , OUU 


1 O, OUU 


INUxv 1 11 I LAJt\lL)A 












Alachua 


07c 
& 1 


Z4U 


f 


1 Q AAA 


1 A ACiCi 
1.4, 4UU 


-Di duiora 


ou 


OU 


OU 


A AAA 

4, UUU 


A AAA 
4, UUU 


Ivlctx lull 


^n 

oOU 


a^a 

*±OU 


f\A 


99 ^AA 
CC , OUU 


99 Ron 


Union 


75 


75 


120 


9, 000 


9, 000 


Other Counties 


CA 

OU 


c 


DO 


1 "7 A A 

-L, fUU 


1 C_ A A 

I, OUU 


Area Total 


1 AAA 

1 , uuu 


O A A 

34U 


OO 


CC OA A 

00 , .sUU 


CI A AA 

01 , 4UU 














Lake & Orange 


1 , 825 


1, 500 


140 


O 1 A AAA 

210 , 000 


1 A AAA 
41U , UUU 


Seminole 


475 


475 


ICC 

loo 


fin H A A 

73, 700 


CC C A A 

Ob, OUU 


Sumter 


50 


50 


90 


4, 500 


A C A A 

4, OUU 


Other Counties 


50 


50 


90 


4, 500 


/I C A A 

4, OUU 


Area Total 


A An 
4, 400 


2, 075 


141 


OAO HC\C\ 

292 , 700 


nor c A A 

480, OUU 


xllLiLo JjwjaU UOri - ivip\IN A 1 xLh* 












Hillsborough 


275 


260 


120 


31,200 


31,200 


Other Counties 


150 


125 


155 


19,400 


19,400 


Area Total 


425 


385 


131 


50,600 


50,600 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


7,750 


6,450 


144 


928,000 


882,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


1,850 


1,800 


115 


207,000 


196,000 


Dade (Poles) 


1 , 800 


1,775 


285 


506,000 


443,000 


Dade (Bush) 


200 


200 


95 


19,000 


18,000 


Palm Beach (East) 


5,050 


5,000 


105 


525,000 


490,000 


Area Total 


8,900 


8,775 


143 


1,257,000 


1, 147,000 



STATE TOTAL 


21,000 


19,000 


140 


2,660,000 


2,493,000 


WINTER 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


850 


650 


105 


68, 300 


68,300 


Other Counties 


150 


150 


95 


14,200 


12,200 


Area Total 


1,000 


800 


103 


82, 500 


80,500 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


3,700 


3,700 


110 


407,000 


370,000 


Dade (Poles) 


3,000 


3,500 


228 


798,000 


742,000 


Dade (Bush) 


700 


700 


115 


80,500 


80,500 


Palm Beach (East) 


11,000 


10_, 800 


90 


972, 000 


950,000 


Area Total 


19,000 


18,700 


121 


2,257, 500 


2, 142, 500 



STATE TOTAL 20,000 19,500 120 2,340,000 2,223,000 

SPRING 



WEST FLORIDA 

Gadsden (Poles) 250 150 120 18,000 18,000 

NORTH FLORIDA 



Alachua 


1,500 


1,100 


75 


82,500 


82,500 


Bradford 


40 


25 


80 


2,000 


2,000 


Levy 


50 


25 


80 


2,000 


2,000 


Marion 


300 


250 


65 


16,250 


16, 250 


Union 


135 


110 


130 


14, 300 


14, 300 


Other Counties 


75 


50 


75 


3, 750 


3,750 


Area Total 


2, 100 


1,560 


77 


120, 800 


120, 800 






-11- 






continued 



Snap Beans: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties 

Crop Year 1961-62 
continued 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


f \ i in nti t~\7 


■Planted 


Harvested 


Prniiuptinn 


Sold 




Acres 


Acres 
SPRING 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake & Orange 


1 A AA 

i , uuu 


0/0 


87 


50, 250 


50,250 


Seminole 


550 


350 


70 


24,500 


24,500 


Sumter 




1 (\(\ 
IUU 


80 


8, 000 


8,000 


Other Counties 


( D 




78 


1, 950 


1,950 


Area Total 


X , I DU 


1 , UOU 


81 


84, 700 


84,700 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 












Hillsborough 


ouu 


oUU 


165 


49,500 


49,500 


Polk 


i ^a 


10U 


120 


18, 000 


18,000 


Other Counties 


9 ^ a 


£ 10 


37 


8,000 


8,000 


Area Total 


Q A A 

yuu 


boo 


114 


75,500 


75,500 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


3,700 


3,250 


125 


406,000 


406,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


600 


600 


120 


72,000 


72,000 


Dade (Poles) 


1,500 


1,425 


195 


278,000 


278,000 


Dade (Bush) 


400 


400 


95 


38,000 


38,000 


Palm Beach (East) 


3^500 


3^400 


95 


323,000 


323,000 


Area Total 


6,000 


5, 825 


122 


711,000 


711,000 


STATE TOTAL 


14,700 


12,500 


113 


1,416, 000 


1,416,000 


ALL SEASONS 


WEST FLORIDA 












Gadsden 


750 


600 


154 


92, 250 


92,250 


Other Counties 


25 


25 


90 


2,250 


2,250 


Area Total 


775 


625 


151 


94, 500 


94,500 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


1,775 


1,340 


75 


100,500 


96,900 


Bradford 


90 


75 


80 


6,000 


6,000 


Levy 


50 


25 


80 


2,000 


2,000 


Marion 


850 


700 


65 


38, 750 


38, 750 


Union 


210 


185 


126 


23,300 


23,300 


Other Counties 


125 


75 


73 


5,450 


5,250 


Area Total 


3,100 


2,400 


73 


176,000 


172,200 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake & Orange 


2,825 


2,075 


125 


260, 250 


260,250 


Seminole 


1,025 


825 


119 


98,200 


91,000 


Sumter 


175 


150 


83 


12,500 


12,500 


Other Counties 


125 


75 


86 


6,450 


6,450 


Area Total 


4,150 


3, 125 


121 


377,400 


370,200 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 












Hillsborough 


775 


560 


144 


80, 700 


80,700 


Polk 


150 


150 


120 


18,000 


18,000 


Other Counties 


400 


340 


81 


27,400 


27,400 


Area Total 


1,325 


1,050 


120 


126, 100 


126, 100 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


12,300 


10, 350 


135 


1,402,300 


1,356,300 


Other Counties 


150 


150 


95 


14,200 


12,200 


Area Total 


12,450 


10,500 


135 


1,416, 500 


1,368,500 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


6, 150 


6, 100 


112 


686,000 


638,000 


Dade (Poles) 


6,900 


6,700 


236 


1,582,000 


1,463,000 


Dade (Bush) 


1,300 


1,300 


106 


137,500 


136,500 


Palm Beach (East) 


19^550 


19_,200 


95 


1,820,000 


1,763,000 


Area Total 


33,900 


33,300 


127 


4,225,500 


4,000,500 


STATE TOTAL 


55, 700 


51,000 


126 


6,416,000 


6, 132,000 



-12- 



Snap Beans: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 



Areas 














and 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


WEST FLORIDA 














Gadsden 


700 


825 


700 


650 


520 


600 


Other Counties 


— 













25 


Area Total 


700 


825 


700 


650 


525 


625 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua 


1,575 


1,800 


1,700 


1,700 


1,600 


1,340 


Bradford 


200 


200 


125 


95 


75 


75 


Levy 


50 


50 


50 


50 


50 


25 


Marion 


650 


750 


875 


1,250 


750 


700 


Putnam 


25 


25 


25 





25 





Union 


275 


225 


225 


275 


225 


185 


Other Counties 

















75 


Area Total 


2,775 


3,050 


3,000 


3,370 


2,725 


2,400 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake & Orange 


1,050 


a/ 1,755 


910 


1,250 


2, 125 


2,075 


Seminole 


400 


365 


500 


425 


575 


825 


Sumter 


265 


a/ 


150 


100 


165 


150 


Other Counties 





— 











75 


Area Total 


1,715 


2,120 


1,560 


1,775 


2,865 


3,125 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 














Hillsborough 


860 


735 


575 


725 


690 


560 


Manatee 


340 


75 


50 


75 


50 





Polk 


100 


100 


100 


100 


100 


150 


Othe^r Counties 


200 


350 


300 








340 


Area Total 


1,500 


1,260 


1,025 


900 


840 


1,050 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach (West) 


21, 100 


20,350 


20,500 


20,200 


18,000 


10,350 


Other Counties 

















150 


Area Total 


21,100 


20,350 


20,500 


20,200 


18,000 


10,500 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Rrowa vt\ 

A-/ 1UVVU1U 


10 000 


9 000 


8, 200 


5, 700 


5 800 


6 100 


Dade 


6,725 


4,925 


7,375 


7,200 


6,550 


8,000 


Palm Beach (East) 


11^600 


11^ 200 


10^850 


15^500 


18^425 


19^200 


Area Total 


28,325 


25,125 


26,425 


28,400 


30,775 


33,300 


Other Counties 


385 


370 


590 


505 


370 




STATE TOTAL 


56,500 


53,100 


53, 800 


55, 800 


. 56,100 


51,000 



a/ Includes Sumter County. 



Snap Beans: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 



County 


1961-62 Season 


Season 
Total 
1960-61 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 


Alachua 


1 


3 










5 


40 




49 


122 


Bradford 






















4 


Broward 


17 


321 


579 


510 


659 


655 


435 


82 




3258 


2983 


Collier 




3 


2 


1 




1 


3 


2 




12 


8 


Dade 


19 


142 


153 


107 


169 


191 


111 


33 




925 


949 


Duval 


2 


6 


8 


7 


10 


11 


7 


8 


2 


61 


80 


Hardee 


1 


6 


1 








2 


11 




21 


13 


Hillsborough 


*17 


44 


16 


14 


12 


15 


23 


76 


5 


222 


336 


Lake 




1 
















1 


12 


Lee 




3 


4 


2 




2 


2 


1 




14 


15 



-13- 



continued 



Snap Beans: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties 

by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 
continued 



County 


1961-62 Season 


Season 
Total 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 


Marion 


11 


20 










3 


27 




61 


140 


Martin 






1 


1 












2 


2 


Orange 


1 


21 


2 








1 


3 


2 


30 


39 


Palm Beach 


26 


316 


328 


179 


204 


223 


223 


210 




1709 


2942 


Polk 












1 








1 


5 


Seminole 


6 


50 


14 


g 




7 


11 


23 


2 


1 97 


157 


Sumter 


2 


4 










2 


6 




14 


24 


Union 


5 


7 










1 


20 


2 


35 


48 


Unknown 


3 


16 


11 


8 


9 


20 


28 


22 




117 


72 


Out of State 






















Included in 


Proc. Beans 


19 


270 


110 


2 


16 


6 


30 


97 




550 


above 


TOTAL 


130 


1233 


1229 


839 


1085 


1132 


887 


661 


13 


7209 


7951 



Includes September Shipments. 



Snap Beans: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Method of 


Avg. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 


Shipment 


Load 


















Total 






Bu. 






















1957-58 


Rail 


665 


18 


243 


191 


5 


1 


16 


343 


144 


1 


962 




Mixed 


665 


9 


90 


82 


2 


1 


12 


123 


45 




364 




Truck 


650 


134 


1154 


594 


193 


49 


211 


1402 


838 


39 


4614 




Total 




161 


1487 


867 


200 


51 


239 


1868 


1027 


40 


5940 


1958-59 


Rail 


665 


20 


298 


152 


70 


82 


128 


94 


65 




909 




Mixed 


665 


9 


115 


101 


80 


72 


63 


35 


30 




505 




Truck 


650 


113 


1018 


764 


531 


570 


906 


746 


524 


9 


5181 




Total 




142 


1431 


1017 


681 


724 


1097 


875 


619 


9 


6595 


1959-60 


Rail 


700 


1 


101 


101 


143 


67 


97 


295 


191 


1 


997 




Mixed 


700 


1 


21 


50 


88 


60 


84 


100 


47 


2 


453 




Truck 


650 


*62 . 


724 


487 


633 


364 


721 


1449 


1133 


60 


5 


5638 




Total 




64 


846 


638 


864 


491 


902 


1844 


1371 


63 


5 


7088 


1960-61 


Rail 


715 


4 


161 


220 


83 


73 


159 


208 


102 




1010 




Mixed 


715 


1 


53 


106 


62 


60 


98 


81 


29 




490 




Truck 


650 


41 


1035 


889 


675 


656 


1023 


1378 


726 


28 


6451 




Total 




46 


1249 


1215 


820 


789 


1280 


1667 


857 


28 


7951 


1961-62 


Rail 


730 


7 


128 


197 


98 


178 


188 


84 


36 




916 




Mixed 


730 


3 


57 


132 


77 


100 


92 


48 


24 




533 




Truck 


650 


*120 


1048 


900 


664 


807 


852 


755 


601 


13 


5760 




Total 




130 


1233 


1229 


839 


1085 


1132 


887 


661 


13 


7209 



Includes 1 carlot equivalent September 1959 and 1 in September 1961 



Snap Beans: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 




















July 


Season 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Total 




Percent Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent Percent 


Percent 


Percent Percent Percent Percent 


1957-58 


2. 7 


25. 


14. 6 


3.4 


. 9 


4. 


31. 4 


17. 3 


. 7 




100. 


1958-59 


2.2 


21. 7 


15. 4 


10. 3 


11. 


16. 6 


13. 3 


9. 4 


. 1 




100. 


1959-60 


. 9 


11. 9 


9.0 


12. 2 


6. 9 


12. 7 


26. 


19. 4 


. 9 


. 1 


100. 


1960-61 


. 6 


15.7 


15. 3 


10. 3 


9. 9 


16. 1 


20. 9 


10. 8 


. 4 




100. 


1961-62 


1. 8 


17. 1 


17. 


11. 6 


15. 1 


15. 7 


12. 3 


9. 2 


. 2 




100. 



-14- 



Snap Beans: Average Price per Bushel for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


| May 


June 


Season 
Average 




Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1957-58 




2. 55 


2. 70 


3. 15 


5. 45 


7. 25 


5. 30 


2. 60 


2. 65 


2. 05 


2.99 


1958-59 




2.45 


2. 00 


2.45 


3. 60 


3. 35 


3.00 


3. 45 


3.20 


2. 40 


2. 87 


1959-60 


3. 80 


4.20 


3. 40 


3. 65 


3. 30 


4. 15 


3. 60 


2. 60 


2. 55 


2. 10 


3. 14 


1960-61 




2.55 


2. 60 


2. 55 


3.40 


3. 35 


2. 80 


2. 65 


2. 50 


2. 20 


2. 81 


1961-62 


3.40 


2. 75 


2. 20 


2. 35 


3. 40 


2. 75 


2. 90 


3. 85 


3. 60 


3. 35 


2. 94 



Snap Beans: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Price Received per Crate for Generally Good Quality 




Truck 




Lake Okeechobee 


Pompano 


Dade County 


Rail 


. Fresh I Proc. 


Total 


Harvesters Wades 


Harvesters | Wades 


Poles 



Cars Carlots Carlots Carlots D pilars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars 



1961-62 



Oct. 


14 


— 


4 




21 


— 


8 




28 


7 


46 


Nov. 


4 


14 


99 




11 


16 


163 




18 


21 


225 




25 


62 


214 


Dec. 


2 


31 


188 




9 


50 


221 




16 


58 


194 




23 


52 


161 




OA 

30 


19 


132 


Jan. 


6 


14 


114 




13 


26 


157 




20 


10 


137 




27 


47 


174 


Feb. 


3 


14 


152 




10 


75 


228 




17 


46 


188 




24 


39 


214 


Mar. 


3 


50 


189 




10 


66 


203 




17 


50 


237 




24 


16 


172 




31 


13 


148 


Apr. 


7 


18 


163 




14 


30 


179 




21 


19 


180 




28 


12 


178 


May 


5 


16 


187 




12 


14 


166 




19 


9 


132 




26 


2 


32 


June 


2 




13 




9 




6 




16 




2 




23 




2 




30 




1 






916 


5209 





B 






6 


59 






21 


134 


2. 35-2. 


75 


57 


236 






82 


328 


2.25-3. 


25 


73 


349 


2.25-3. 


10 




& t o 


2 25-2. 




JO 






no 


29 


281 


2. 25-3. 


75 


18 


231 


2.25-2. 


30 


O 

O 


iO'i 


9 9 c l-'3 


Ct %J 






%, UU 


u 




1 P.O. 

loo 


9 Qfl-A 


OKJ 




147 


3. 50 -- 




2 


223 






2 


168 


3.00-4. 


25 


5 


308 


2. 75-3. 


50 


5 


239 


2. 50-2. 


90 


2 


255 


2.40-3. 


75 


2 


241 


2. 75-3. 


00 




269 


3.00 - 






287 


3.00-3. 


50 


2 


190 


3.00-3. 


50 


3 


164 


5. 00 — 




1 


182 


4.50-5. 


00 


13 


222 


3. 00-4. 


00 


9 


208 


3. 75-4. 


00 


4 


194 


3.40-4. 


75 


27 


230 


4. 15-5. 


55 


42 


222 


3.50-6. 


05 


33 


174 


2. 75-5. 


00 


2 


36 








13 








6 








2 








2 






1 


2 







553 6678 



2. 


25 


-2. 


35 










2. 


30 


-2. 


65 


2. 


75 


-3. 


50 


2. 


50 


-2. 


75 


2. 


25 


-3. 


00 


2. 


30 


-2. 


75 


2. 


75 


-3. 


25 


1. 


90 


-2. 


75 


2. 


50 


-3. 


00 


2. 


00 


-2. 


75 


2. 


00 


-2. 


25 










1. 


50 


-2. 


75 










2. 


50 


-5. 


50 










4. 


50 


-5. 


25 










4. 


50 


-6. 


00 










4. 


50 


-7. 


50 


3. 


50 






2. 


75 


-5. 


00 










3. 


50 


-4. 


75 










2. 


50 


-3. 


50 










2. 


75 


-3. 


50 










2. 


75 


-4. 


00 


3. 


00 






2. 


50 


-3. 


75 


3. 


00 


-4. 


00 


2. 


50 


-3. 


50 


2. 


65 






3. 


00 


-4. 


25 


2. 


50 


-3. 


50 


4. 


50 


-5. 


50 










4. 


50 


-6. 


25 


4. 


00 






4. 


25 


-6. 


50 


2. 


80 


-4. 


00 


3. 


75 


-6. 


00 


3. 


50 


-4. 


00 


4. 


00 


-5. 


75 


3. 


00 


-3. 


75 


3. 


50 


-4. 


75 


2. 


95 


-3. 


85 


5. 


50 


-6. 


00 


3. 


00 


-4. 00 


6. 


00 






2. 


50 


-3. 


50 



















O 


nn~9 

UU <5. o\J 










2. 


00 










2. 


00-2. 25 










i. 


75-2. 25 










i. 


75-3. 00 










2. 


00-3. 50 










2. 


00-2. 25 










1. 


50-2. 00 










3. 


00 










3 


00-4. 50 










2. 


50-4. 00 










3 


00-4. 00 










3. 


00-4. 00 










3. 


00-4. 00 










2. 


50-4. 00 


3. 


00 






2. 


50-3. 00 


2. 


75 






2. 


50-3. 00 


2. 


60- 


-3. 


75 


2. 


50-3. 50 










2. 


50-3. 50 


2. 


75 






2. 


50-3. 50 


4. 


00- 


-4. 


50 


2. 


50-3. 50 










3. 


00-3. 50 










3. 


50-5. 00 










3. 


50-5. 00 










3. 


00-4. 50 










3. 


50-4. 50 










4. 


00-4. 50 



Snap Beans: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through June 1962 



City 


Car lots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


utner btates 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Kail 


rr"> ____ _ 1_ 

1 rucK 


Kail | 1 ruck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


| 1 ruck 


Kail 


I 1 rucK 


Albany 




18 


14 






Nashville 


o 

9 


1U 






y 


oZ 


Atlanta 


11 


A 0*7 
4<2 ( 


327 


ii 


(04 


New Orleans 




130 




oU 






Baltimore 


1 A 

14 


1 <9 


ICO 

loo 


1 A 

14 


J4 / 


New York City 


noil 

Z9U 


0(1 


A Q 
48 


ool 


oo o 


1 oU _ 


Birmingham 


1 


loo 


141 


1 


oo n 


Philadelphia 




O C Q 





£00 


lo4 


1 u ( ": 

■lyo 


Boston 


47 


199 


5 166 


52 


365 


Pittsburgh 




105 


4 


o o 


A 

4 


lo / 


.d una 10 


4 


4 


29 


4 


33 


.Foruano., u. 








c 

o 




C 

o 


Chicago 


98 


145 


39 218 


137 


363 


Providence, RI 




27 




iy 




AA 


Cincinnati 


69 


46 


4 116 


73 


162 


ot. IjOUIS 


10 


94 


o 


OO 


1 o 


i £o 

10£ 


Cleveland 


19 


79 


10 111 


29 


190 


Salt Lake City 








1 

1 




1 


Columbia 


9 


315 


200 


9 


515 


San Antonio 




55 




OA 

ov 




QA 

yi 


jjanas 




14o 


63 




206 


San Francisco 




i a 

1U 








91 fi 
-ID 


Denver 




11 


17 




28 


Seattle, wasn. 








o 







Detroit 


4o 




31 70 


HA 

1 4 


lo ( 


wasnington, ul 


oo 
Co 


11U 




7Q 
• V 


9^ 


1 

IOC? 


r t. wortn 




36 


14 




50 


witcnita, is.an. 




8 








6 J. 


Houston 




84 


22 




106 


Total 


1 c\ o 


o (Uo 


1 A Q 

149 


4UZ0 




77° 1 
f / _ 


Indianapolis 


1 


45 


30 


1 


75 


Montreal 


5 


115 


3 


60 


8 


175 


Kansas City 




51 


24 




75 


Ottawa 




12 




4 




16 


Los Angeles 




17 


715 




732 


Toronto 


56 


29 


11 


53 


67 


82 


Louisville 


12 


80 


1 41 


13 


121 


Vancouver 


1 


5 






1 


5 


Memphis 


3 


52 


47 


3 


99 


Winnipeg 














Miami 




89 


12 




101 


Total 


62 


161 


14 


117 


76 


278 


Milwaukee 


1 


7 


6 


1 


13 


TOTAL 


855 


3867 


163 


4143 


1018 


8010 


Minneapolis 




12 


6 




18 

















-16- 



CABBAGE 
1961-62 



A record high of $13.7 millionwas received by Florida's 
cabbage growers in 1961-62 — 'more than two and half times 
the value of the 1960-61 crop and 31 percent above average. 
Production was 5,364,000 crates, 12 percent less than the 
previous year and 2 percent below average. 

Arecord high season average price of $2.55 percrate, 
f. o. b. basis more than offset the decline in production. 
Prices received by growers ranged from a very low level 
early in the season to a record high during March and April. 
Marketings were the heaviest during the period of high prices 
as 50 percent of the crop was sold in March and April. 

Harvested acreage in 1961-62 totaled 14,500 acres. 
19 percent less than the previous year and 12 percent below 
average. The average yield per acre was 370 crates per 
acre, up 10 crates per acre from the previous season and 
well above the average yield of 330 crates per acre. 

Light harvest of the 1961-62 cabbage crop began in 
November in all major production areas of the state. Qual- 



ity of the early cuttings was good. Weather was favorable 
for growing until late in December, when frost and freezing 
temperatures occurred as far south as the Everglades. 
December supplies were heavier than normal and farm prices 
remained at a low level. In January, plant development and 
growth was slowed by several periods of below normal tem- 
peratures. Harvest continued active, with the Hastings and 
Everglades area being the principal areas harvesting. 

February weather was mostly favorable for growth. 
Frost and below freezing temperatures early March and again 
in April slowed plant growth. Losses from the cold was a 
minimum, mostly excessive stripping of the wrapper leaves. 
Peak supplies of the season were attained the week ended 
April 14, when 696carlot equivalents were shipped from the 
state. Late May and June supplies were principally from the 
Central Florida area. A very high market during most of the 
spring months provided the incentive necessary for growers 
to cut all maturing cabbage. Head size was generally small 
throughout most of the season. 



Cabbage: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1950-51 1961-62 



Acres 



24,000 — 



22,000 



20,000 



18,000 



16,000 



14,000 




Production 
1,000 crates 

9,000 



,000 



— 7,000 



6,000 



12,000 



5,000 



4,000 



3,000 



1950-51 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 1962-63 



-17- 



Cabbage: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Year 


Acreage 


x leiu 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 
Value 


Planted 


Harvested 










1,000 


1,000 


Dollars 


1, 000 




Acres 


Acres 


Crates 


crates 


crates 


per crate 


dollars 


WINTER: 
















1952-53 


20,500 


19,900 


392 


7, 800 


5, 288 


$ . 74 


$ 3, 908 


1953-54 


16,000 


15,700 


372 


5,838 


4, 736 


.73 


3,460 


1954-55 


14, 600 


14,400 


412 


5,932 


5, 628 


1. 30 


7,316 


1955-56 


17, 700 


16,700 


400 


6,680 


6, 144 


. 95 


5, 810 


1956-57 


16, 300 


13,900 


320 


4,448 


4,448 


1. 30 


5,782 


1957-58 


17,800 


15,500 


260 


4,030 


4,030 


1. 55 


6,246 


1958-59 


19,300 


17,500 


310 


5,424 


4, 878 


1. 15 


5, 610 


1959-60 


19,500 


17,900 


350 


6,264 


5, 656 


1. 20 


6,787 


1960-61 


18,000 


17,000 


360 


6,120 


5,400 


. 95 


5, 130 


1961-62 


15,500 


14,500 


370 


5,364 


5,364 


2. 55 


13, 678 



Cabbage: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 
and 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity 


Counties 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Sold 




Acres 


Acres 
WINTER 


Crates 


Crates 


Crates 


WEST FLORIDA 












Area Total 


200 


200 


350 


70,000 


70,000 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Bradford 


60 


60 


350 


21,000 


21,000 


Union 


40 


40 


350 


14,000 


14,000 


Other Counties 


100 


50 


390 


19, 500 


19,500 


Area Total 


200 


150 


363 


54, 500 


54,500 


HASTINGS 












Clay 


250 


250 


300 


75,000 


75,000 


Duval 


50 


50 


300 


15, 000 


15,000 


Flagler 


1,900 


1,800 


380 


684,000 


684,000 


Putnam 


1, 800 


1,700 


340 


578,000 


578,000 


St. Johns 


3^700 


3^500 


350 


1.225, 000 


1, 225, 000 


Area Total 


7,700 


7,300 


353 


2,577,000 


2,577,000 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake and Orange 


550 


450 


450 


202,500 


202,500 


Seminole 


1,850 


1,750 


470 


822,500 


822,500 


Volusia 


50 


50 


300 


15,000 


15,000 


Other Counties 


130 


80 


356 


28,500 


28,500 


Area Total 


2,580 


2,330 


459 


1,068,500 


1,068, 500 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 












Hillsborough 


370 


350 


200 


70, 000 


70,000 


Manatee 


100 


100 


250 


25,000 


25, 000 


Sarasota 


200 


200 


450 


90, 000 


90,000 


Other Counties 


550 


550 


211 


116, 000 


116,000 


Area Total 


1,220 


1,200 


251 


301, 000 


301,000 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


3,000 


2,800 


380 


1,064, 000 


1,064,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


500 


420 


450 


189, 000 


189,000 


Other Counties 


100 


100 


400 


40, 000 


40,000 


Area Total 


600 


520 


440 


229, 000 


229,000 


STATE TOTAL 


15, 500 


14, 500 


370 


5,364,000 5,364,000 



-18- 



Cabbage: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 



Areas 














and 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


Counties 















Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres 



WEST FLORIDA 

Escambia, Gadsden 



and Jackson 





100 


100 


150 


350 


200 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua 


25 


25 


25 


25 


25 





Bradford 





25 


50 


25 


50 


60 


Other Counties 


15 


25 


15 


30 


50 


90 


Area Total 


40 


75 


90 


80 


125 


150 


HASTINGS 














Clay 


300 


400 


450 


280 


320 


250 


Duval 


150 


200 


250 


180 


170 


50 


Flagler 


1,500 


1,600 


1,850 


2,100 


2, 100 


1, 800 


Putnam 


1,550 


1, 600 


1,950 


2,100 


2, 200 


1, 700 


St. Johns 


3^200 


3^000 


3^700 


3^900 


3^700 


3^500 


Area Total 


6,700 


6,800 


8,200 


8,560 


8,490 


7, 300 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake and Orange 


125 


150 


150 


85 


240 


450 


Marion 


35 


50 


30 


25 


50 





Seminole 


1,950 


2,400 


2,075 


1,800 


1, 750 


1, 750 


Sumter 


40 


50 


50 


25 


55 





Volusia 


75 


100 


125 


100 


100 


50 


Other Counties 

















80 


Area Total 


2,225 


2,750 


2,430 


2,035 


2, 195 


2, 330 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 














Hardee 


75 


75 


75 


50 


50 





Hillsborough 


250 


225 


250 


275 


330 


350 


Manatee 


75 


75 


100 


75 


130 


100 


Polk 


25 


25 


30 


50 


110 





Sarasota 


25 


100 


75 


110 


130 


200 


Other Counties 












550 


Area Total 


450 


500 


530 


560 


750 


1,200 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach (West) 


3, 600 


4,100 


5,050 


5,500 


4,700 


2,800 


Other Counties 


300 


125 


150 








Area Total 


3,900 


4,225 


5,200 


5,500 


4,700 


2, 800 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Dade 


225 


400 


600 


375 


600 


420 


Other Counties 










140 


100 


Area Total 


225 


400 


600 


375 


740 


520 


Other Counties 


360 


650 


350 


640 


650 





STATE TOTAL 13,900 15,500 17,500 17,900 18,000 14, 500 



Cabbage: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 





1961-62 Season 


Season 


County 


















Season 


Total 




Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Total 


1960-61 



Alachua 21 

Bradford 1 1 3 1 6 2 

Broward 1 13 27 31 51 36 7 166 163 

Clay 1 35 18 54 46 

Collier 1 2 2 2 1 8 26 

Dade 6 10 31 37 34 7 125 133 

Duval 3 11 18 16 18 17 11 2 96 155 

Flagler 1 65 162 117 132 83 15 575 465 

Hardee 2 3 1 6 18 

Hendry 5 11 2 62 13 93 112 

-19- 



Cabbage: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 (Continued) 











1961-62 Season 






1 


Season 


County 


Nov. 


1 Dec. 


Jan. 


i Feb. 


Mar. Apr. 


1 May 


June 


; Season | 
Total 


Total 
1960-61 



Highlands 




5 


36 


30 


16 


24 






111 


235 


Hillsborough 


1 


45 


66 


25 


38 


24 


11 




210 


334 


Lake 


16 


4 


1 






DO 


OU 




134 


62 


Lee 






1 


1 


1 


l 






4 


18 


Manatee 




4 


3 


1 


3 


7 






18 


52 


Marion 










1 


9 


1 




11 


2 


Martin 






3 


2 


1 


1 


1 




8 


3 


Orange 




2 


7 


1 


39 


59 


16 


3 


127 


45 


Palm Beach 


15 


156 


309 


338 


362 


435 


112 


1 


1728 


2105 


Polk 






1 


1 


2 








4 


21 


Putnam 


1 


21 


54 


66 


79 


48 


3 




272 


506 


St. Johns 




249 


713 


747 


1012 


891 


23 




3635 


3332 


Sarasota 


2 


6 


8 


4 


10 


33 


13 




76 


70 


Seminole 


8 


81 


153 


164 


311 


424 


218 


12 


1371 


1389 


Sumter 














1 




1 


2 


Union 




1 






5 


4 






10 


8 


Volusia 










1 








1 


3 


Unknown 


2 


4 


11 


9 


20 


25 


9 




80 


73 


TOTAL 


50 


680 


1596 


1585 


2146 


2323 


532 


18 


8930 


9401 



Cabbage: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


j Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 




Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 






Crts. 






















1957-58 


Rail 


525 




79 


148 


45 


198 




432 


321 


6 


1,229 




Mixed 


525 




23 


17 


10 


6 




33 


36 




126 




Truck 


520 


27 


338 


789 


640 


1,389 


1_,730 


715 


25 


5^653 




Total 




28 


440 


954 


695 


1,593 


2,195 1,072 


31 


7,008 


1958-59 


Rail 


525 




95 


272 


313 


400 




539 


31 




1,650 




Mixed 


525 




37 


66 


57 


68 




70 


26 


1 


325 




Truck 


520 


10 


311 


1_,209 


1,481 


1^908 


1_,595 


201 


8 


6,723 




Total 




10 


443 


1, 547 


1, 851 


2, 376 


2,204 


258 


9 


8,698 


1959-60 


Rail 


545 


7 


41 


145 


307 


493 




690 


107 


3 


1,793 




Mixed 


545 


7 


20 


47 


52 


90 




105 


40 


9 


370 




Truck 


520 


40 


257 


1,457 


1,822 


2_,106 


] 


_,749 


426 


25 


7 L 882 




Total 




54 


318 


1, 649 


2, 181 


2, 689 


2,544 


573 


37 


10,045 


1960-61 


Rail 


560 




55 


310 


292 


475 




378 


91 


11 


1,612 




Mixed 


560 




21 


81 


89 


113 




97 


51 


2 


454 




Truck 


520 


14 


378 


1_,549 


1,550 


1_,965 


1 


_,647 


207 


25 


7,335 




Total 




14 


454 


1, 940 


1,931 


2, 553 


2, 122 


349 


38 


9,401 


1961-62 


Rail 


540 


9 


118 


229 


161 


303 




586 


153 




1,559 




Mixed 


540 


4 


50 


70 


67 


110 




175 


89 


3 


568 




Truck 


520 


37 


512 


1_,297 


1^357 


1_,733 


1 


_,562 


290 


15 


6 U 803 




Total 




50 


680 


1,596 


1, 585 


2, 146 


2,323 


532 


18 


8,930 



Cabbage: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1956-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


November 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 




Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


1957-58 


. 4 


6. 3 


13. 6 


9. 9 


22. 7 


31. 3 


15. 3 


. 5 


100. 


1958-59 


. 1 


5. 1 


17. 8 


21. 3 


27. 3 


25. 3 


3. 


. 1 


100. 


1959-60 


.5 


3. 2 


16. 4 


21. 7 


26. 8 


25. 3 


5. 7 


.4 


100. 


1960-61 


. 1 


4. 8 


20. 6 


20. 6 


27. 2 


22. 6 


3. 7 


.4 


100. 


1961-62 


. 6 


7. 6 


17. 9 


17. 7 


24. 


26. 


6. 


_ 2 


100. 



-20- 



Cabbage: Average Price per Crate for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



f** T*r*rv Ypar 

L> 1 U |j 1 Cal 


W n v f* m h *=» y* 


JJCLUlllUC i 


T o niiorv 
o tlllUi.ll 


1 L 1,1 Lull \ 


IVlctl L 11 


April 


may 


J une 


Season 
Total 




Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1957-58 




1. 70 


1. 65 


2. 55 


1. 50 


1. 45 


1.05 


1. 00 


1. 55 


1958-59 


1. 35 


1.90 


1. 70 


1. 05 


1. 00 


. 90 


1. 10 




1. 15 


1959-60 


2. 65 


2. 25 


1. 45 


1. 00 


. 90 


1. 10 


2.30 


1. 00 


1.20 


1960-61 




1. 55 


. 95 


. 90 


. 90 


. 90 


1.00 




. 95 


1961-62 


1. 15 


1.00 


1. 60 


1. 95 


4. 20 


2. 75 


1. 80 


1. 20 


2. 55 



Cabbage:' Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges, 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 
Ending 



Out-of-state shipments 



Rail 
Cars 



Truck 
Car lots 



Total 
Car lots 



Price Received per Crate for Generally Good Quality 



Hastings I Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood 



Domestic Round 1 Domestic Round 



Lake Okeechobee 



Dollars 



Dollars 



Domestic Round 
Dollars 



Red 
Dollars 



1961-62 
Nov. 11 
18 

25 



2 
7 
15 



22 



1. 10-1. 35 
1. 10 



1. 10 



Dec. 



2 


1 


25 


26 




— 1. 10 


1. 10-1.50 


9 


8 


46 


54 


1. 


10-1. 25 


1. 10 


16 


17 


143 


160 




— 1.25 


1. 10-1. 50 


23 


41 


126 


167 


1. 


00-1. 25 


1. 10-1. 50 


30 


52 


175 


227 


1. 


10-1. 35 


1. 10-1. 25 



Jan. 6 


22 


222 


244 








1. 


25-1. 


50 


1. 


10-1. 


50 




13 


53 


225 


278 


1. 


25-1. 


50 


1. 


25-1. 


50 


1. 


10-1. 


50 


2. 50-2. 75 


20 


52 


303 


355 


2. 


25-3. 


25 


2. 


25-3. 


50 


2. 


25-3. 


50 




27 


79 


344 


423 


1. 


50-2. 


00 


1. 


75-2. 


00 


2. 


00-2. 


50 


2. 50-2. 75 


Feb. 3 


65 


387 


452 


1. 


75-2. 


00 


1. 


50-2. 


00 


1. 


75-2. 


25 


2. 00-2. 50 


10 


46 


366 


412 


1. 


75-2. 


00 


2. 


00-2. 


50 


2. 


00-2. 


50 


2. 00-2. 25 


17 


31 


324 


355 




— 2. 


25 


2. 


25-2. 


50 


2. 


25-3. 


00 


2. 25-2. 50 


24 


32 


318 


350 




— 2. 


25 




— 2. 


25 


2. 


00-2. 


75 


2. 25-2. 75 


Mar. 3 


41 


302 


343 


2. 


25-2. 


75 


2. 


25-3. 


00 


2. 


50-3. 


15 


2.50 


10 


47 


306 


353 


3. 


50-4. 


50 


3. 


50-5. 


00 


3. 


00-5. 


00 


2. 50-3. 00 


17 


62 


378 


440 




— 5. 


00 


4. 


75-5. 


00 


4. 


50-5. 


00 


2. 50-3. 00 


24 


55 


416 


471 




— 5. 


00 




— 5. 


00 


5. 


00 -- 




2. 50-3. 00 


31 


108 


505 


613 


4. 


50-5. 


00 


4. 


75-5. 


25 


4. 


50-5. 


00 


3.00 


Apr. 7 


154 


537 


691 


4. 


00-4. 


50 


4. 


00-4. 


75 


3. 


75-5. 


00 


3.00 


14 


225 


471 


696 


3. 


00-4. 


00 


3. 


00-4. 


25 


3. 


00-4. 


25 


3. 00-3. 50 


21 


120 


275 


395 


1. 


50-2. 


00 


1. 


90-2. 


25 


1. 


75-3. 


00 


3. 50-4. 00 


28 


80 


253 


333 


2. 


00-2. 


75 


2. 


25-3. 


00 


1. 


75-3. 


00 


4. 00-5. 25 



May 5 


75 


151 


226 


1. 


50-2. 


25 


1. 


75-2. 


75 


5. 


00-6. 00 


12 


45 


84 


129 


— - 1. 


50-2. 


50 


1. 


25-1. 


75 


5. 


00-6. 00 


19 


32 


49 


81 


2. 


50-4. 


00 


2. 


50-3. 


50 


5. 


50 



26 



24 



31 



2. 00 



June 2 
9 
16 
23 



1559 



11 

8 

4 

1 

6803 



12 
8 
4 

1 

8362 



2. 50 

1. 25-2. 00 



-21- 



Cabbage: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through June 1962 



Carlots Received from- 



Carlots Received from — 



City 


Florida 


Other States j 


Total 


Citv 


Florida 


Other States 1 


Total 


Pail 


1 1 UCK 


Rail 


TVi ir>L- 1 


Rail 


1 1 UCK | 


Roil 


1 1 UCK 


Roil 

nail 


I Truck j 


"Roil 

Kan 


Truck 


Albany 


<*4 


K4. 


97 


1 1 9 


fil 
OX 


1 77 
111 


T'Jq qViviIIp 

i.. uc 1 1 v i lie 


D 


«3 1 


n 
I 


Q9 


1 9 


1 OA 

izu 


Atlanta 




^19 




fi^A 
uoi 




llOO 


T^Jpw O vl p £t n 

J. 1 ! C W V — ' 11C (XILO 





R9 


9 1 
£.1. 


9A 1 
oUl 


OK 
ZD 


ODO 


Baltimore 


16 


"}1 fi 


99 


79 fi 


o o 


T 0A9 


Npw York Citv 


1 71 
1/1 


Qft 1 

yoi 


£o y 


9 1 9 A 


A 9A 


91 A 1 
OlUl 


Birmingham 






1 

X 


OOJ 


1 

X 


Ol J 


Philariplnhia 


1 Aft 

iuo 


Oil 


77 
i 1 


1 99ft 


1 ftR 
100 


1 QA Q 

iyfty 


Boston 


114. 
X Xrr 


1 fi7 
x / 


1 


fi7 9 
D / o 


^A7 


ftAO 


T^i f t^hnyp'h 

-L J. - 1 — . U Ul O 


7A 


1 Aft 
110 


Ifto 


£7 9 


919 


ft9 A 


Buffalo 


49 


i n 
xu 


DO 


1 QA 

1 Zf-k 




9 AA 


Portland O 








99Q 

ooy 


1 A 
11 


99Q 

ooy 


Chicago 


117 
in 


1 70 
X / u 


J Ji 


~\ noo 


fi71 
D / X 


1 1 70 


T ) rovio , pnpp RT 


1 ft 
lO 


11 


10 


yo 




1 A7 
lu/ 


Cincinnati 


191 

X £ X 




Q9 




911 


A9Q 


St T nuis 


on 


R1 


1 77 
111 


Afil 


1 Q7 

iy ( 


RIO 

01^ 


Cleveland 


43 


136 


1 4.1 

X rt X 


fii o 


1 ft4 
x 


74.fi 


Salt Lake Citv 






o 

Ci 


1D1 


o 

u 


1 Ul 


Columbia 




340 








7Q0 


San Antonio 




Q 
O 


1 

1 


^96 

u i o 


1 




Dallas 




7 




643 






San Fi'ancisco 








ou a 




ftOQ 


Denver 




X 




j 1 1 




R1 9 


Seattle j Wash. 






Ofi 


94 ft 


9fi 


^Aft 


Detro it 


107 


74 


251 


258 


358 


332 


Washington "DO 


10 


158 


4 


374 


14 


532 


Ft. Worth 




5 


K 


161 


5 


166 


Witchita, Kan. 




t 




1 09 




104 


Houston 




4 


5 


182 


5 


186 


Total 


1056 


4523 


2395 


18649 


3451 


23172 


Indianapolis 


7 


Q1 


74. 


9Q7 


ox 


Aftft 


Montreal 




70 


1 4.1 




245 


221 


Kansas City 


6 


37 


8 


274 


14 


311 


Ottawa 


3 


17 


26 


9 


29 


26 


Los Angeles 






7 


2301 


7 


2301 


Toronto 


169 


10 


337 


387 


506 


397 


Louisville 


27 


89 


31 


222 


58 


311 


Vancouver 


27 






79 


27 


79 


Memphis 


3 


35 


38 


365 


41 


400 


Winnipeg 


1 


1 


58 ' 


177 


59 


178 


Miami 




71 




103 




174 


Total 


304 


98 


562 


803 


866 


901 


Milwaukee 


6 


11 


59 


72 


65 


83 


TOTAL 


1360 


4621 


2957 


19452 


4317 


24073 


Minneapolis 


5 


21 


88 


259 


93 


280 

















-22- 



UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 
/ A i Statistical Reporting Service 
1222 Woodward Street 
Orlando, Florida 

July 1, 1963 

Dear Sir: 

Enclosed is the 1962 Vegetable Summary for Florida. Under the 
provisions of the law applying to the fees and postage paid privilege this 
summary can be sent only to those making a specific request. In the 
interest of economy, the bulletin should be sent only to the individuals 
that have a definite need. 

If you would like to receive the 1963 Vegetable Summary, please 
indicate below. 

Yes 

No 



Return this form to: Agricultural Statistician 

1222 Woodward Street 
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CANTALOUPS 
1962 



Cantaloup production in Florida during the 1962 sea- 
son was 78,000 hundredweight, 4 percent more than in 1961, 
but 8 percent less than average. Value of the 1962 crop was 
$272,000, 40 percent less than the previous year and the 5- 
year average value of $453,000. The principal contributing 
factor that caused the sharp decline in value was very low 
prices during June, when approximately two-thirds of the 
crop was marketed. 

Harvested acreage in 1962 was 1,200 acres, a de- 
cline of more than one-third from the 5-year average of 
1,860 acres. Yield per acre in 1962 was 65 cwt. per acre, 
which was well above the average yield and the yields in all 
recent years. 

Early harvest of the cantaloup crop began in February 
in South Florida. Most of the early production was sold 
locally with only a minor part of the supplies being shipped 



outof the state. Low temperatures in early March and again 
in April slowed plant growth and development. Some of the 
early acreage in North Florida was lost to the cold. 

Harvest from the Central Florida acreage began in 
May. Shipments were very light during the month with only 
17 carlot equivalents recorded as shipped out of the state. 
Lack of rainfall in the Central, North, and West Florida 
areas during part of the growing season made irrigation 
necessary where available. These conditions were favorable 
for excellent quality melons. 

Supplies were heaviest in June when 33 carlot equiva- 
lents were shipped. Prices dropped to very low levels during 
the period of heavy supplies. In the North and Central Florida 
areas economic abandomant was heavy. Over one-fourth of 
the marketable melons were left in the fields in these areas. 




-23- 



Cantaloups: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Acreage 



Planted Harvested 



Yield 
per 
Acre 



Total 
Production 



Quantity Sold 



Season 
Average 
Price 



Total 
Value 



Acres 



Acres 



Cwt. 



1,000 
Cwt. 



1,000 
Cwt. 



Dollars 
per cwt. 



1,000 
Dollars 



1953 1,900 

1954 2,500 

1955 2,200 

1956 2,800 

1957 2,300 



1,800 33 

2,000 37 

1,900 58 

2,400 58 

1,600 35 



59 59 

74 74 

110 103 

139 129 

56 56 



$4.90 $ 289 

4.40 326 

5.10 525 

4. 90 632 

5.40 302 



1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 
1962 



2,200 
2,100 
2,000 
1, 600 
1,500 



1,600 
1,900 
1,800 
1,500 
1,200 



45 
45 
40 
50 
65 



72 
86 
72 
75 
78 



72 
86 
72 
75 
68 



4. 90 
6. 20 
6. 20 
6. 00 
4. 00 



353 
533 
446 
450 
272 



Cantaloups: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 



Acreage 



Planted 
Acres 



Harvested 
Acres 



Yield 
per 

Acre 
Cwt. 



Total 
Production 

Cwt. 



Quantity 
Sold 

Cwt. 



SPRING 



WEST FLORIDA 



All Counties 


60 


45 


33 


1,500 


1,500 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


300 


250 


83 


20, 750 


16, 600 


Madison 


75 


65 


37 


2,400 


1, 900 


Marion 


360 


245 


50 


12,200 


10, 150 


Other Counties 


40 


40 


33 


1J500 


1,_300 


Area Total 


775 


600 


61 


36, 650 


29,950 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












All Counties 


100 


100 


48 


4, 850 


2,500 


SOUTH FLORIDA 












Dade 


100 


70 


91 


6,400 


6,400 


Indian River 


65 


55 


58 


3,200 


2,250 


Lee 


200 


150 


100 


15,000 


15,000 


Other Counties 


200 


180 


58 


10^400 


10^400 


Area Total 


565 


455 


77 


35,000 


34,050 



STATE TOTAL 1,500 1,200 65 78,000 68,000 

Cantaloups: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 



Areas 














and 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


Counties 















Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres 



WEST FLORIDA 



Holmes 




50 


100 




100 




Jackson 




25 


75 




50 




Other Counties 










25 


45 


Area Total 




75 


175 




175 


45 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua 


300 


300 


250 


250 


320 


250 


Gilchrist 


50 


125 


75 


75 


40 




Levy 


50 


50 


50 


50 


25 




Marion 


250 


300 


325 


400 


330 


245 


Other Counties 


100 


50 


25 


50 


25 


105 


Area Total 


750 


825 


725 


825 


740 


600 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














All Counties 


200 


150 


210 


175 


50 


100 



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Cantaloups: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-1957 through 1961-62 (Continued) 


Areas 
and 
Counties 


1956-57 


1957-58 ' 


! 

1958-59 1 

1 


1959-60 | 


1960-61 


1961-62 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE: 














Hardee 


25 


25 


25 


25 


___ 





Hillsborough 


25 


25 


25 


25 


25 





Manatee 


50 


25 


25 


30 


25 





Area Total 


100 


75 


75 


80 


50 





FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 














Collier & Hendry 


65 





100 


25 


50 





LOWER EAST COAST 














Dade 


300 


350 


350 


600 


275 


70 


Indian River 












55 


Lee 


60 


75 


150 


60 


50 


150 


Other Counties 










20 


180 


Area Total 
Other Counties 

STATE TOTAL 


360 
125 


425 
50 


500 
115 


660 
35 


345 
90 


455 


1,600 


1, 600 


1,900 


1,800 


1,500 


1,200 



Cantaloups: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Method of 


Avg. 


March 


April 


May 


June 


July 


Season 




Shipment 


Load 






Total 






Cwt. 












1957-58 


Rail 


475 






1 




1 




Truck 


318 




9 


92 


1 


102 




Total 






9 


93 


1 


103 


1958-59 


Rail 
















Truck 


318 


5 


37 


49 




91 




Total 




5 


37 


49 




91 


1959-60 


Rail 
















Truck 


318 




12 


50 


1 


63 




Total 






12 


50 


1 


63 


1960-61 


Rail 
















Truck 


318 




30 


22 




52 




Total 






30 


22 




52 


1961-62 


Rail 
















Truck 


318 


1 




17 


33 




51 




Total 




1 




17 


33 




51 



Cantaloups: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


March 


April 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 




Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


1958 






8. 7 


90. 3 


1. 


100. 


1959 




5.5 


40. 7 


53. 8 




100.0 


1960 






19.0 


79.4 


1. 6 


100. 


1961 






57. 7 


42. 3 




100. 


1962 


2. 




33. 3 


64. 7 




100. 



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Cantaloups: Average Price per Cwt. for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


April 

- 


May 


June 


July 


1 Season 








Average 




Dollars 


; 

Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1958 




5. 90 


4. 80 


3, 75 


4. 90 


1959 


6. 50 


6. 70 


5. 80 




6. 20 


1960 




7. 20 


6. 00 


4.40 


6. 20 


1961 




6. 10 


5. 80 




6.00 


1962 




4. 40 


3. 80 




4. 00 



Cantaloups: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 


Out-of-state shipments 




Ending 


Rail Truck | Total 





Cars Carlots Carlots 



1961-62 






Feb. 10 


1 


1 


May 5 


1 


1 


12 


1 


1 


19 


2 


2 


26 


7 


7 


June 2 


7 


7 


9 


9 


9 


16 


15 


15 


23 


5 


5 


30 


2 


2 


July 7 


_1 


_1 




51 


51 



Cantaloups: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through June 1962 



City 


Carlots Received from-- 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 1 Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail | Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Albany 




100 


6 


100 


6 


Nashville 


1 


59 


15 


59 


16 


Atlanta 


2 


128 


373 


128 


375 


New Orleans 




75 


132 


75 


132 


Baltimore 




367 


87 


367 


87 


New York City 




2657 


60 


2657 


60 


Birmingham 




19 


117 


19 


117 


Philadelphia 




910 


35 


910 


35 


Boston 




609 


7 


609 


7 


Pittsburgh 




549 


13 


549 


13 


Buffalo 




253 


6 


253 


6 


Portland, O. 




147 


175 


147 


175 


Chicago 




1018 


53 


1018 


53 


Providence RI 




77 


1 


77 


1 


Cincinnati 




306 


34 


306 


34 


St. Louis 




294 


82 


294 


82 


Cleveland 


1 


456 


28 


456 


29 


Salt Lake City 




18 


244 


18 


244 


Columbia 


•38 


40 


293 


40 


331 


San Antonio 




1 


139 


1 


139 


Dallas 




14 


498 


14 


498 


San Francisco 




19 


734 


19 


734 


Denver 




9 


341 


9 


341 


Seattle, Wash. 




197 


228 


197 


228 


Detroit 




484 


19 


484 


19 


Washington DC 




309 


19 


309 


19 


Ft. Worth 






69 




69 


Witchita, Kan. 




11 


68 


11 


68 


Houston 




20 


106 


20 


106 


Total 


53 


10211 


6354 


10211 


6407 


Indianapolis 




165 


30 


165 


30 


Montreal 




227 


3 


227 


3 


Kansas City 




71 


123 


71 


123 


Ottawa 




22 




22 




Los Angeles 




125 


1888 


125 


1888 


Toronto 




288 


6 


288 


6 


Louisville 




114 


43 


114 


43 


Vancouver 




37 


48 


37 


48 


Memphis 




38 


131 


38 


131 


Winnipeg 




28 


1 


28 


1 


Miami 


11 


138 


88 


138 


99 


Total 




602 


58 


602 


58 


Milwaukee 




181 


6 


181 


6 


TOTAL 


53 


10813 


6412 


10813 


6465 


Minneapolis 




233 


63 


233 


63 















-26- 



CELERY 
1961-62 



The value of the 1961-62 celery crop produced in 
Florida was $24,691,000— a record high. Prior to the 1961- 
62 season, the record value for a Florida celery crop was 
$18, 820,000, which was attained during the 1944-45 season, 
In the last decade, with the exception of last year, the 1957- 
58 crop had the largest value— $17, 255, 000 dollars. The 
record high value for the 1961-62 crop was established from 
a production of 7,122,000 crates — 2 percent less production 
than the previous year but 7 percent above average. 

The season average price of $3. 47 per crate, f. o. b. 
basis was more than double theprevious year's average price 
of $1. 71 per crate. Highest prices during the season were 
received during March and April, which was the period of 
heaviest marketings. Over 35 percent of the season's pro- 
duction was harvested during the period of highest prices. 

Harvested acreage was 10,600 acres — 4 percent more 
than the previous year but 6 percent less than average. The 
yield peracrewas 672 crates, down43 crates peracre from 
theprevious season but 80 crates more than average. There 
has been only two years in the last ten, when a higher yield 
per acre was obtained. 

Transplanting began late July 1961 in the Everglades 
and Zellwood areas. Rate of transplanting was relatively 
light until late August. In the Sarasota area transplanting 
began late September. Blight was a problem on much of the 
early planted celery and was quite evident in the fields dur- 
ing September and October. Early harvest was the first week 
of November in the Everglades. Volume remained relatively 



light until mid-November. Most blight and leaf minor in- 
festation had been brought under control late in November, 
except in a very few fields. 

The volume of supplies increased rapidly during late 
November and early December, building up to a pre-Christ- 
mas shipping peak of 389 carlot equivalents during the week 
ended December 16. Frosts and below freezing temperatures 
the last week of December in all celery producing areas 
caused only light leaf burn. Rate of maturity was slowed by 
the cold. 

Cold weather in early January caused a temporary 
slowdown in plant growth. By February 1 favorable growing 
conditions had resulted in good growth and improved plant 
condition. February weather was favorable for plant growth 
and development. Quality and yields per acre were very good. 
The yield per acre continued to improve with the highest 
yield per acre being obtained during March and April. Mar- 
ket demand was excellent during this period. Early in March, 
winds and cold weather were adverse but growing celery suf- 
fered little or no damage. There was a small loss of freshly 
transplanted plants as a result of tne winds. 

The transplanting of the spring crop was completed 
the week ended April 21. Peak level of shipments for the 
season was during the week ended April 14, when 603 carlot 
equivalents of celery were shipped. Harvest continued active 
until the last of June. Blight and stem rot did cause some 
reduction in the yield per acre during May; however, the 
effect was more evident during June. 



Celery: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1950-51 through 1961-62 



Acres 



Production 
1,000 crates 




12,000 



7,000 



11,000 — 



10,000 



9,000 



6, 500 



b,000 



5, 500 



1950-51 1952-53 1954-55 1956-57 1958-59 1960-61 1962-63 



-27- 



Celery: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years, 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Year 



Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Value 



1,000 1,000 Dollars 1,000 

Acres Acres Crates crates crates per crate dollars 



WINTER: 



1953 


6,200 


6, 100 


665 


4,057 


4,008 


$ 1. 65 


$ 6,614 


1954 


6,000 


5,900 


690 


4,072 


4,000 


1. 86 


7,440 


1955 


5, 300 


5, 300 


805 


4,267 


4,267 


2.49 


10, 624 


1956 


6,300 


6,200 


683 


4,237 


4,237 


1. 68 


7, 118 


1957 


6, 600 


6,300 


653 


4,117 


4, 117 


2.40 


9, 880 


1958 


7,300 


6,900 


508 


3,507 


3,507 


2. 76 


9,678 


1959 


8, 500 


8, 100 


600 


4, 860 


4, 278 


1. 44 


6, 161 


1960 


6,900 


6,800 


667 


4,533 


4, 533 


1.77 


8,024 


1961 


6,300 


6,200 


725 


4,495 


4,440 


1.59 


7,060 


1962 


6,500 


6,400 


692 


4,427 


4,427 


3. 24 


14, 342 


•RING: 
















1953 


4,000 


3,900 


620 


2,418 


2, 392 


2. 61 


6,242 


1954 


4,900 


4,700 


690 


3,243 


2,787 


1. 56 


4, 347 


1955 


3,900 


3,800 


715 


2,717 


2, 607 


1. 89 


4,927 


1956 


4,100 


3,900 


625 


2,437 


2, 388 


1. 89 


4,514 


1957 


4, 600 


4,000 


600 


2,400 


2,400 


2. 10 


5,040 


1958 


4, 800 


4,500 


425 


1,913 


1,913 


3. 96 


7,577 


1959 


5, 300 


5, 200 


533 


2, 773 


2, 217 


1. 38 


3, 059 


1960 


5,000 


4,500 


537 


2,415 


2,415 


1.53 


3, 695 


1961 


4,100 


4,000 


700 


2,800 


2, 628 


1. 92 


5,046 


1962 


4,300 


4,200 


642 


2,695 


2,695 


3. 84 


10,349 


,L SEASONS: 
















1952-53 


10,200 


10,000 


648 


6,475 


6,400 


2. 00 


12, 856 


1953-54 


10,900 


10,600 


690 


7,315 


6,787 


1. 74 


11,787 


1954-55 


9,200 


9, 100 


767 


6,984 


6, 874 


2. 26 


15,551 


1955-56 


10,400 


10,100 


661 


6,674 


6, 625 


1. 76 


11, 632 


1956-57 


11,200 


10, 300 


633 


6,517 


6, 517 


2. 29 


14,920 


1957-58 


12,100 


11,400 


475 


5,420 


5,420 


3. 18 


17,255 


1958-59 


13,800 


13,300 


574 


7,633 


6,495 


1.42 


9,220 


1959-60 


11, 900 


11, 300 


615 


6,948 


6,948 


1. 69 


11. 719 


1960-61 


10,400 


10,200 


715 


7,295 


7,068 


I. 71 


12, 106 


1961-62 


10,800 


10,600 


672 


7,122 


7,122 


3.47 


24, 691 



Celery: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Sold " 




Acres 


Acres 
WINTER 


Crates 


Crates 


Crates 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake and Orange 


390 


365 


605 


221,000 


221,000 


Seminole 


535 


535 


675 


361^000 


361^000 


Area Total 


925 


900 


647 


582,000 


582,000 


SARASOTA 












Sarasota 


285 


285 


902 


257,000 


257,000 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


5,290 


5,215 


688 


3,588,000 


3,588,000 


STATE TOTAL 


6,500 


6,400 


692 


4,427,000 


4,427,000 



_28- continued 



Celery: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Sold 



Acres Acres Crates Crates Crates 



SPRING 



NORTH FLORIDA 



Alachua 


350 


350 


670 


234,000 


234,000 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake and Orange 


850 


825 


700 


578,000 


578,000 


Seminole 


450 


440 


765 


337^000 


337^000 


Area Total 


1,300 


1,265 


723 


915,000 


915,000 


SARASOTA 












Sarasota 


25 


25 


800 


20,000 


20,000 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


2,625 


2,560 


596 


1,526,000 


1,526,000 


STATE TOTAL 


4,300 


4.200 


642 


2, 695,000 


2,695,000 


ALL SEASONS 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


350 


350 


670 


234,000 


234,000 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake and Orange 


1,240 


1, 190 


671 


799,000 


799,000 


Seminole 


985 


975 


716 


698^000 


698^000 


Area Total 


2,225 


2,165 


691 


1,497,000 


1,497,000 


SARASOTA 












Sarasota 


310 


310 


894 


277,000 


277,000 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


7,915 


7,775 


658 


5,114,000 


5, 114,000 


STATE TOTAL 


10,800 


10,600 


672 


7,122,000 


7, 122,000 



Celery: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


NORTH FLORIDA 


o 










Alachua and Marion 


485 


360 


380 


310 


300 


350 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake and Orange 


1,375 


1,425 


1,260 


1,170 


1, 100 


1,190 


Seminole 


1,_925 


1^840 


1,_605 


980 


910 


975 


Area Total 


3,300 


3,265 


2,865 


2,150 


2,010 


2, 165 


SARASOTA 














Sarasota 


655 


515 


520 


360 


370 


310 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach (West) 


5,860 


7,260 


9,535 


8,480 


7,520 


7,775 


STATE TOTAL 


10,300 


11,400 


13, 300 


11,300 


10, 200 


10,600 



-29- 



Celery: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 











1 Qfil 


-62 Season 










Season 


County 










I 












— 

Season 


Total 




Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec 


J an. 


Fph 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


d LU S 


1 U ku 


iyttu-bi 


Alachua 














178 


38 




339 


239 


Broward 


xu 


36 


49 


65 


no 

7J 


51 


1 7 


i 

X 






W9 


Dade 


12 


14 


15 


14 


OQ 
60 


oo 


q 






1UO 


OO 


Duval 


3 


3 


3 


3 


Q 

a 




Q 
O 


o 
a 




94. 


AR 


Hendry 












4 








4 




Hillsborough 


7 


8 


11 


9 


13 


15 


24 


7 




94 


115 


Lake 


125 


71 








165 


99 A 






79Q 




Mo tlQ fPP 
A' -L (AiXCL L C C 






1 


o 


3 












9 


Orange 


23 


9 




1 


8 


29 


96 


54 




220 


204 


Palm Beach 


1 


352 


936 


1121 


1137 


1319 


1213 


805 


222 


2 


7108 


7455 


Sarasota 




2 


107 


140 


120 


30 




1 




400 


444 


Seminole 


48 


71 


142 


172 


284 


304 


304 


94 


1 


1420 


1352 


Unknown 


6 


7 


7 


9 


21 


33 


28 


8 




119 


91 


TOTAL 


1 


586 


1157 


1456 


1555 


1872 


1993 


1682 


571 


3 


10876 


10945 



Celery: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 






Crts. 
























1957-58 


Rail 


550 




150 


373 


428 


414 


712 


973 


856 


362 




4,268 




Mixed 


550 




9 


40 


36 


22 


41 


69 


61 


19 




297 




Truck 


560 




230 


543 


469 


426 


699 


839 


667 


347 




4,_220 




Total 






389 


956 


933 


862 


1452 


1881 


1584 


728 




8, 785 


1958-59 


Rail 


550 




122 


657 


921 


716 


887 


963 


809 


334 




5,409 




Mixed 


550 




16 


93 


106 


93 


111 


137 


99 


41 




696 




Truck 


560 




218 


692 


696 


608 


755 


729 


626 


313 




4J337 




Total 






356 


1442 


1723 


1417 


1753 


1829 


1534 


688 




10,742 


1959-60 


Rail 


575 


11 


103 


310 


826 


885 


1197 


1195 


838 


313 


2 


5, 680 




Mixed 


575 


1 


14 


45 


105 


119 


215 


207 


143 


35 




884 




Truck 


560 


7 


266 


476 


741 


732 


780 


761 


701 


332 




4 J96 




Total 




19 


383 


831 


1672 


1736 


2192 


2163 


1682 


680 


2 


11, 360 


1960-61 


Rail 


620 




68 


434 


671 


889 


1053 


867 


744 


360 


4 


5,090 




Mixed 


620 




21 


94 


208 


199 


227 


227 


218 


63 




1,257 




Truck 


560 




220 


572 


679 


659 


735 


690 


688 


332 


23 


4^598 




Total 






309 


1100 


1558 


1747 


2015 


1784 


1650 


755 


27 


10,945 


1961-62 


Rail 


625 




178 


439 


643 


721 


730 


903 


746 


250 




4, 610 




Mixed 


625 




61 


141 


179 


173 


268 


296 


266 


40 




1,424 




Truck 


560 


1 


347 


577 


634 


661 


874 


794 


670 


281 


3 


4 L 842 




Total 




1 


586 


1157 


1456 


1555 


1872 


1993 


1682 


571 


3 


10, 876 



Celery: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 













1 










Jul. 


Season 


Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 1 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Total 




Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1957-58 




4.4 


10.9 


10. 6 


9. 8 


16. 6 


21. 4 


18. 


8. 3 




100. 


1958-59 




3. 3 


13.4 


16. 1 


13. 2 


16. 3 


17. 


14.3 


6.4 




100. 


1959-60 


.2 


3. 4 


7. 3 


14. 7 


15. 3 


19. 3 


19. 


14. 8 


6.0 




100. 


1960-61 




2.8 


10. 1 


14.2 


16.0 


18.4 


16. 3 


15. 1 


6. 9 


t 2 


100. 


1961-62 




5.4 


10. 6 


13.4 


14. 3 


17. 2 


18. 3 


15. 5 


5. 3 




100. 



-30- 



Celery: Average Price per Crate for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


uct. 


Nov. 


uec. 


J an. 


r eu. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


IVLay 


J un. 


Till 


Season 
Average 




Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1957-58 




1. 95 


1. 85 


2. 05 


2. 60 


3. 10 


4. 15 


4. 40 


2. 95 




3. 18 


1958-59 




2. 55 


1. 65 


1. 40 


1. 30 


1.20 


1.25 


1. 40 


1. 70 




1.42 


1959-60 




2.50 


1. 75 


1. 70 


2.00 


1.55 


1. 35 


1. 60 


1. 75 




1. 69 


1960-61 




1. 85 


1. 30 


1. 55 


1. 85 


1.55 


1. 70 


1. 90 


2. 30 




1. 71 


1961-62 




2. 65 


1. 95 


2. 80 


3. 35 


4. 40 


4. 30 


3. 35 


3. 50 


2. 20 


3.47 



Celery: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Price Received per Crate for Generally Good Quality 


Lake Okeechobee 


Sanford 


-Oviedo- 


Zellwood 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


3 Dozen 
& Larger 


4 Dozen 


3 Dozen 
& Larger 


4 Dozen 


Straight 


Mixed 




Cars 


Carlo ts 


C a riots 


Carlots 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1961-62 
























Nov. 4 


__ 


__ 


1 


1 


3.00 


3.00 












11 


24 


7 


37 


68 


3. 00-3. 25 


3. 00-3. 25 












18 


39 


10 


128 


177 


2. 75-3. 50 


2. 75-3. 00 


2. 


75-3. 


50 


2. 


75-3. 00 


25 


59 


28 


111 


198 


2. 25-2. 75 


2.25-2. 75 


2. 


25-2. 


75 


2. 


25-2. 75 


Dec. 2 


84 


27 


108 


219 


2. 00-2. 25 


2. 25 


2. 


00-2. 


50 


2. 


25 


9 


77 


31 


107 


215 


2. 00-2. 25 


2. 25 


2. 


00-2. 


25 


2. 


25 


16 


174 


41 


174 


389 


1. 75 


1. 75 


1. 


75-2. 


00 


1. 


75 


23 


74 


32 


149 


255 


1. 75 


1.75 


1. 


75 — 


— 


1. 


75 


30 


83 


25 


102 


210 


2.00 


1. 75-2. 00 


2. 


00-2. 


10 


1. 


85-2. 00 


Jan. 6 


122 


31 


152 


305 


2. 75-3. 25 


2. 75-3. 00 


2. 


50-3. 


00 


2. 


75-3. 00 


13 


130 


53 


124 


307 


2. 75-3. 00 


2. 75-3. 00 


2. 


75-3. 


00 


2. 


75 


20 


141 


37 


137 


315 


2. 75-3. 00 


2. 50 


2. 


50-3. 


00 


2. 


50 


27 


195 


50 


143 


388 


2.75 


2. 50-2. 75 


2. 


50-3. 


00 


2. 


25-2. 75 


Feb. 3 


158 


42 


160 


360 


2. 75 


2.75 


2. 


25-2. 


75 


2. 


25-2. 75 


10 


192 


39 


169 


400 


2. 75-3. 00 


2. 75-3. 00 


2. 


50-3. 


00 


2. 


50-2. 85 


17 


187 


38 


172 


397 


3. 50-4. 25 


3. 25-4. 00 


3. 


50-4. 


25 


3. 


00-4. 00 


24 


154 


45 


153 


352 


3. 50-4. 25 


3. 50-4. 00 


3. 


50-4. 


25 


3. 


00-4. 00 


Mar. 3 


201 


66 


177 


444 


3. 00-3. 25 


3. 25 


3. 


00-3. 


25 


3. 


25 


10 


149 


51 


176 


376 


3. 25-3. 50 


3. 25-3. 50 


3. 


25-3. 


50 


3. 


25-3. 50 


17 


164 


68 


254 


486 


4.50-5. 00 


4. 50-5. 00 


4. 


50-5. 


00 


4 


50-5. 00 


24 


158 


53 


197 


408 


5. 00 


5. 00 


5. 


00 - 




5. 


00 


31 


146 


48 


163 


357 


5.00 


5.00 


5. 


00 -- 




5. 


00 


Apr. 7 


225 


75 


191 


491 


4. 25-4. 50 


4.50 


4. 


25-4. 


50 


4. 


50 


14 


301 


83 


218 


603 


4. 25-4. 50 


4.50 


4. 


25-4. 


50 


4. 


50 


21 


171 


70 


180 


421 


4. 50 


4.50 


4. 


00-4. 


50 


4. 


50 


28 


167 


68 


167 


402 


3. 75-4. 50 


4. 00-4. 50 


3. 


50-4. 


50 


4 


00-4. 50 


May 5 


232 


70 


170 


472 


3.00 


3. 00-3. 75 


2. 


75-3. 


00 


3. 


00 


12 


201 


65 


164 


430 


3.00 


2. 75 


2. 


75-3. 


00 


2 


75 


19 


143 


56 


139 


338 


3. 25-3. 50 


3. 25-3. 50 


3. 


00-3. 


50 


3. 


25-3. 50 


26 


131 


50 


151 


332 


4.00 


4.00 


3. 


75-4. 


00 


4. 


00 


June 2 


114 


25 


121 


260 


4.00 


4.00 


3. 


75-4. 


00 


4 


00 


9 


107 


18 


107 


232 






3 


50-4. 


00 


3. 


00-4. 00 


16 


67 


12 


67 


146 






3. 


50 -- 




3 


00 — — 


23 


24 


6 


48 


78 
















30 


16 


4 


21 


41 
















July 7 






3 


3 


















4, 610 


1,424 


4, 842 


10,876 

















-31- 



Celery: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through June 1962 



Car lots Received from-- 



Carlots Received from-- 



City 


Florida 


Other 


States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck i 


Rail 


Truck 1 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Albany 


40 


29 


76 


11 


116 


40 


Nashville 


7 


12 


2 


3 


9 


15 


Atlanta 


1 


161 


12 


42 


13 


203 


New Orleans 


25 


161 


40 


35 


65 


196 


Baltimore 


163 


134 


211 


46 


374 


180 


New York City 


754 


492 


1122 


228 


1876 


720 


Birmingham 





105 


2 


29 


2 


134 


Philadelphia 


427 


160 


686 


51 


1113 


211 


Boston 


315 


33 


483 


88 


798 


121 


Pittsburgh 


95 


47 


372 


23 


467 


70 


Buffalo 


50 


2 


193 


21 


243 


23 


Portland, O. 


1 





23 


308 


24 


308 


Chicago 


325 


216 


637 


156 


962 


372 


Providence, RI 


7 


5 


47 


6 


54 


11 


Cincinnati 


119 


22 


151 


39 


270 


61 


St. Louis 


73 


97 


170 


47 


243 


144 


Cleveland 


192 


14 


353 


88 


545 


102 


Salt Lake City 








4 


242 


4 


242 


Columbia 





110 


1 


20 


1 


130 


San Antonio 





22 


1 


170 


1 


192 


Dallas 





84 





257 





341 


San Francisco 








3 


936 


3 


936 


Denver 





3 


6 


389 


6 


392 


Seattle, Wash. 


9 





17 


479 


26 


479 


Detroit 


318 


50 


325 


42 


643 


92 


Washington DC 


124 


133 


59 


36 


183 


169 


Ft. Worth 





26 


4 


47 


4 


73 


Witchita, Kan. 





5 


4 


69 


4 


74 


Houston 





50 


10 


125 


10 


175 


Total 


3221 


2735 


5529 


9891 


8750 


12, 626 


Indianapolis 


38 


85 


103 


37 


141 


122 


Montreal 


187 


43 


414 


8 


601 


51 


Kansas City 


28 


78 


12 


253 


40 


331 


Ottawa 


6 


28 


52 


38 


58 


66 


Los Angeles 






9 


5290 


9 


5290 


Toronto 


402 


69 


311 


239 


713 


308 


Louisville 


27 


26 


58 


9 


85 


35 


Vancouver 






92 


133 


92 


133 


Memphis 


3 


76 


2 


42 


5 


118 


Winnipeg 




22 


4 


44 


4 


66 


Miami 




218 


15 


27 


15 


245 


Total 


595 


162 


873 


462 


1468 


624 


Milwaukee 


27 


26 


125 


41 


152 


67 


TOTAL 


3816 


2897 


6402 


10353 


10218 13,250 


Minneapolis 


53 


53 


191 


159 


244 


212 

















-32- 



SWEET CORN 
1961-62 



The value of Florida's 1961-62 sweet corn crop was 
$17,035,000 — a record high. The value of production in 
1961-62 was 18 percent more than the previous year and 29 
percent above average. Production was 8,403,000 crates, 
a record high, which was 38 percent more than thepreceeding 
season and 24 percent above average. 

Harvested acreage was 45,700 acres — the second 
highest of record, exceeded only by the 48,900 acres har- 
vested in 1958-59. The yield per acre during the 1961-62 
season averaged 184 crates per acre, up slightly from the 
previous season and 22 crates above the 5 year average. 

Planting for fall harvest began early August in the 
Everglades area of Palm Beach County. Planting reached a 
peak during the third week of September. Part of the early 
plantings were plowed up due to poor stands caused by wire- 
worms. Weather during the fall months was generally sat- 
isfactory for good growth although rainfall was below normal 
during most of the period. Fall harvest began October 2 in 
the Everglades. Volume increased steadily until mid-Novem- 
ber which was the peak level of supply for the fall deal. 

Winter plantings made good growth until late December. 
Frost and below freezing temperatures that extended into the 
Everglades area caused a loss of several hundred acres of 
sweet corn. In thePompano area, the December cold caused 
some leaf burn but no acreage loss. During early January, 
frostand freezing temperatures reduced theyield onmost of 
the acreage harvested. February weather was mostly fav- 
orable for growth. Harvest was active in the Pompano, Dade 
County and Everglades area. 



In early March a cold front dominated the weather in 
Florida. Frost and below freezing temperatures extended 
south into the Everglades. Over 4,000 acres of sweet corn 
were killed by the cold in the Everglades and most of the 
early planted acreage in Zellwood. Practically all of the 
acreage lost as result of the cold was replanted. On April 
17, frost again caused a loss of acreage in the Zellwood 
area. There was no loss of acreage in the other areas from 
the mid-April frost. With the exception of the frost, weather 
during April was favorable for plant growth and development. 

Harvest was active throughout the spring season in 
the Everglades. Peak shipments during the spring came in 
early June. Early harvest began in the Zellwood area on May 
20. The yield per acre obtained during the spring was ex- 
cellent. Heaviest supply from the Zellwood areawas during 
the last half of June. Quality of the spring crop was good. 
A small acreage in North Florida was harvested late May and 
early June. 

The average price of $3. 35 per crate, f. o. b. basis 
received during January 1962 was the highest monthly aver- 
age price during the season. Shipments during the month 
were very light, just slightly over 2 percent of the total ship- 
ments during the season. Volume of shipments' was heaviest 
during May and June, when over 55 percent of the total pro- 
duction during the 1961-62 seasonwas shipped. The shipping 
point f . o. b. prices dropped sharply in early June as the vol- 
ume of supplies reached peak level. 



Sweet Corn: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1950-51 through 1961-62 



Acres 



55,000 



50,000 



45,000 



40,000 



35,000 



30,000 



25,000 



Production 




Production 
1,000 crates 

9,000 



8,000 



— 7,000 



6,000 



5,000 



4,000 



3,000 



1950-51 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 



1962-63 



-33- 



Sweet Corn: Acreage. Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years, 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
Ac re 


Total 
Production 


On a nt i tv fin 1 H 


Season 

A ypra cfp 


Total 
Value 


Planted 


Harvested 










1 000 


1 000 


T^nl 1 n t* q 

X-JyJ 11 a 1 o 


1 000 




Acres 


Acres 


i_/ raicb 


/~i iiO too 


Lid It. o 


pel C I a. Lc 


UUllal a 


FALL: 
















1952 


1,400 


900 


80 


72 


72 


$ 3.25 


$ 234 


1953 


1, 800 


1, 300 


tip; 


10U 




9 


442 


1954 


2,900 


2,400 


1 

10 D 


^7 A 


^74- 


2. 25 


842 


1900 


3, 800 


3, 600 


1 £A 
1 DU 


O I O 




2 15 


i 238 


-, Art 
1900 


6, 700 


4, 600 


ft*} 
DO 


*} ft A 
ooU 




2. 67 


1 015 


190 ( 


7, 700 


6, 100 


150 


916 


916 


1. 78 


l , 632 


1958 


10, 700 


9, 900 


138 


1, 367 


1, 367 


1. 55 


2, 124 




9, 300 


8,200 


114. 


938 


860 


1. 89 


1, 624 


1960 


7, 500 


5,500 


yo 


CO/1 




2 48 


1 298 


1961 


8, 100 


7,900 


100 




1 994. 


1. 70 


2, 082 


WINTER: 
















1953 


7, 800 


7,500 


140 


1, 050 


1,050 


2. 75 


2, 888 


1954 


11, 600 


9, 900 


1 K.A 

lt)4 


1 A9A 


1 £94 


2 45 


3, 979 


1955 


9,400 


6,500 


~\ (ZA 
1 D4 


1 AAA 
1 , U DO 




2. 65 


2 , 825 


1956 


11,000 


6, 600 


1 RA 
1 DU 


QQA 

y yu 




2. 88 


2, 850 


1957 


14, 600 


13, 600 


1 41 
l^fcl 


1 Q99 
1 , u Lie* 


1 922 


2 30 


4, 420 




11,200 


2. 300 


91 


209 


209 


3. 34 


699 


1959 


9,400 


8. 000 


114 


914 


914 


2. 52 


2, 304 


19bU 


7, 200 


3,200 


1 

loo 


433 


433 


3. 11 


1, 347 


1961 


5,900 


5, 400 


1 *}ft 
loo 


i ^±o 


745 


2. 73 


2, 034 


1962 


10, 100 


8,600 


1 Aft 


1 9fiQ 


1 , 269 


2. 98 


3, 784 


SPRING: 
















1953 


25, 700 


22,000 


150 


3,300 


3, 300 


2. 25 


7,425 


1954 


28, 700 


25, 600 


lob 


9. Aft9 


3 482 


1. 80 


6, 268 


1955 


25,200 


24, 100 


9 AA 


A ft9A 


4 590 


1. 75 


8, 032 


1956 


28,400 


27, 300 


9 AA 


^ AfiA 


5 460 


1. 78 


9, 698 


1957 


26,500 


24,500 


1 A A 
14D 


9. R7H 
o , / U 


3 570 


2. 16 


7, 717 


1 V 


32,000 


30, 800 


170 


5, 250 


4, 841 


1. 80 


8, 733 


1959 


31, 800 


31, 000 


162 


5, 019 


5,019 


1. 97 


9,908 


1960 


31, 800 


30, 500 


i y o 


O j o o 


5 955 


1. 76 


10, 504 


1961 


28, 000 


23, 000 


9 1 A 
£. 1U 


A ft 1 Q 

oiy 


4 819 


2. 31 


11, 132 


1962 


31, 000 


29, 200 


9 AO 


^ Q 1 A 

o , y i u 


S Ql 
J, alv 


1. 89 


11, 169 


ALL SEASONS: 
















1952-53 


34, 900 


30, 400 


145 


4,422 


4,422 


2. 38 


10,547 


1953-54 


42, 100 


36, 800 


1 4 Q 

14J 




5 256 


2. 03 


10, 689 


1954-55 


37, 500 


33, 000 


lyu 


c 9 AA 


D, UOv 


1. 94 


11 , 699 


1955-56 


43, 200 


37,500 


187 


7 A 9 A 


7 09fi 


1. 96 


13, 786 


1956-57 


47, 800 


42, 700 


138 


^ ft 79 
, O # A 


^ R79 


2. 24 


13, 152 


1957-58 


50,900 


39,200 


163 


6, 375 


5, 966 


1. 85 


11, 064 


1958-59 


51, 900 


48,900 


149 


7,300 


7, 300 


1. 96 


14,336 


1959-60 


48,300 


41, 900 


175 


7,326 


7,248 


1. 86 


13,475 


1960-61 


41,400 


33,900 


180 


6.088 


6,088 


2. 38 


14,464 


1961-62 


49,200 


45, 700 


184 


8,403 


8,403 


2. 03 


17, 035 



-34- 



Sweet Corn: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 
and 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 






per 


Production 


Sold 


Counties 


Planted 


Harvested 


Acre 






Acres 


Acres 


Crates 


Crates 


Crates 






FALL 








EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


7,900 


7,700 


155 


1,194,000 


1,194,000 


Other Counties 


200 


200 


150 


30,000 


30,000 . 


STATE TOTAL 


8,100 


7.900 


155 


1,224,000 


1,224,000 


WINTER 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


6,500 


5,100 


140 


714,000 


714,000 


SOUTH FLORIDA 












Palm Beach (East) 


2,230 


2, 160 


154 


333,000 


333,000 


Dade 


730 


700 


205 


144,000 


144,000 


Other Counties 


640 


640 


122 


78,000 


78,000 


Area Total 


3,600 


3,500 


159 


555,000 


555,000 


STATE TOTAL 


10, 100 


8,600 


148 


1,269,000 


1,269,000 


SPRING 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua & Bradford 


310 


230 


113 


26,000 


26,000 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake 


2,400 


2,050 


252 


517,000 


517,000 


Orange 


4,550 


4,350 


252 


1,096, 000 


1,096,000 


Other Counties 


345 


275 


200 


55,000 


55,000 


Area Total 


7,295 


6,675 


250 


1,668,000 


1, 668,000 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


22,500 


21,300 


190 


4,047,000 


4,047,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


885 


885 


179 


158,000 


158,000 


Other Counties 


110 


110 


100 


11,000 


11,000 


Area Total 


995 


995 


170 


169,000 


169,000 


STATE TOTAL 


31, 100 C 


29,200 


202 


5,910,000 


5,910,000 


ALL SEASONS 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua & Bradford 


210 


230 


113 


26,000 


26,000 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake 


2,400 


2,050 


252 


517,000 


517,000 


Orange 


4,550 


4,350 


252 


1,096,000 


1,096,000 


Other Counties 


545 


475 


179 


85,000 


85,000 


Area Total 


7,495 


6,875 


247 


1,698,000 


1,698,000 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


36,900 


34, 100 


175 


5,955,000 


5,955,000 


SOUTH FLORIDA 












Dade 


1,615 


1,585 


191 


302,000 


302,000 


Palm Beach (East) 


2,230 


2, 160 


154 


333,000 


333,000 


Other Counties 


750 


750 


119 


89, 000 


89_,000 


Area Total 


4,595 


4,495 


161 


724,000 


724,000 


STATE TOTAL 


49, 300 


45, 700 


184 


8,403,000 


8,403,000 



-35- 



Sweet Corn: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 



Areas 














and 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua and Bradford 


700 


1,050 


700 


425 


300 


230 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake and Orange 


4,065 


4,000 


5,285 


5, 690 


5,400 


6,400 


Other Counties 


1 J>25 


500 


315 


310 


260 


475 


Area Total 


5,290 


4,500 


5,600 


6,000 


5,660 


6,875 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach (West) 


29, 600 


27,500 


38,200 


33,400 


25,460 


34,100 


SOUTH FLORIDA 














Dade 


1,460 


2,050 


1,200 


350 




1,585 


Palm Beach (East) 


2, 750 


3, 100 


1,750 


600 


840 


2, 160 


Other Counties 


2^900 


1^000 


1,_450 


1J.25 


1^640 


750 


Area Total 


7,110 


6,150 


4,400 


2,075 


2,480 


4,495 



STATE TOTAL 42, 700 39,200 48,900 41, 900 33,900 45,700 



Sweet Corn: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 



County 


1961-62 Season 


■ Season 
Total 


Season 
Total 
1960-61 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Alachua 
















7 


30 




37 


38 


Bradford 


















7 




7 


1 


Broward 


7 


25 


63 


65 


94 


194 


122 


30 


2 




602 


452 


Dade 


4 


17 


15 


9 


18 


74 


218 


33 


2 


1 


391 


176 


Duval 


1 


1 


3 


; 


1 


3 


9 


14 


11 


2 


46 


51 


Hardee 


5 


1 












2 






8 


7 


Hillsborough 


6 


7 


6 


3 


3 


5 


14 


29 


15 




88 


80 


Lake 














5 


12 


332 


3 


352 


390 


Lee 




1 


1 


3 


11 


7 


3 








26 


15 


Marion 


1 


1 












1 




1 


4 


13 


Martin 






1 






1 




1 






3 




Orange 


17 


19 


1 






3 


4 


122 


1284 


144 


1594 


1686 


Palm Beach 


320 


561 


493 


198 


295 


573 


1406 


2991 


1055 




7892 


5089 


Polk 












3 


1 


2 


2 




8 


123 


St. Johns 














1 


1 


1 




3 


5 


Seminole 


3 


14 


11 


2 


3 


4 


22 


75 


309 


10 


453 


365 


Sumter 


1 














3 


2 




6 


8 


Union 


1 


1 












1 


1 




4 


8 


Unknown 


6 


8 


6 


3 


3 


6 


20 


24 


9 




85 


36 


Total 


372 


656 


600 


284 


428 


873 


1825 


3348 


3062 


161 


11609 


8543 



Sweet Corn: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 






Crts. 
























1957-58 


Rail 


655 


4 


411 


130 


36 


15 




39 


2257 


1069 


31 


3992 




Mixed 


655 




39 


25 


8 


2 




8 


90 


40 


3 


215 




Truck 


600 


19 


422 


241 


127 


48 


7 


187 


2126 


1106 


47 


4330 




Total 




23 


872 


396 


171 


65 


7 


234 


4473 


2215 


81 


8537 



-36- 

continued 



Sweet Corn: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 

by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 (Continued) 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Ave 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 






Crts. 


























1958-59 


Rail 


655 


114 


306 


105 


70 


36 


107 


692 


1439 


1202 


28 


A AQQ 






Mixed 


655 


8 


46 


38 


33 


17 


38 


116 


108 


42 




a a a 






Truck 


600 


295 


645 


286 


236 


163 


467 


1413 


1356 


908 


15 


C7Q/I 

/ o4 






Total 




417 


997 


429 


339 


216 


612 


2221 


2903 


2152 


43 






1959-60 


Rail 


670 


199 


148 


11 


22 


3 


54 


291 


1849 


1820 


89 


44oo 






Mixed 


670 


6 


14 


6 


17 


9 


36 


84 


150 


46 




ODO 






Truck 


600 


318 


330 


96 


109 


79 


218 


790 


2136 


1278 


94 


X.A A fl 
D44o 






Total 




523 


492 


113 


148 


91 


308 


1165 


4135 


3144 


183 






1960-61 


Rail 


675 


19 


95 


40 


23 


23 


105 


283 


1402 


1204 


52 


3246 






Mixed 


675 


4 


18 


29 


24 


21 


55 


79 


175 


64 


2 


471 






Truck 


600 


75 


211 




1 7fi 


1 4.R 




Ron 


i vvv 


IlDo 


Qft 

& o 


4826 






Total 




98 


324 


254 


223 


190 


538 


1052 


3276 


2436 


152 


8543 




1961-62 


Rail 


700 


103 


218 


108 


25 


92 


254 


638 


1591 


1720 


51 


4800 






Mixed 


700 


11 


43 


79 


33 


48 


97 


149 


206 


59 




725 






Truck 


600 


258 


395 


413 


226 


288 


522 


1038 


1551 


1283 


110 


6084 






Total 




372 


656 


600 


284 


428 


873 


1825 


3348 


3062 


161 


11609 





Sweet Corn: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


j Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


1 June 


July 


Season 
Total 




Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1957-58 


. 3 


10. 2 


4. 6 


2. 


. 8 


. 1 


2. 7 


52.4 


26. 


. 9 


100. 


1958-59 


4. 


9.7 


4.2 


3.3 


2. 1 


5. 9 


21. 5 


28. 1 


20. 8 


.4 


100. 


1959-60 


5. 1 


4. 8 


i. i 


1.4 


. 9 


3.0 


11. 3 


40. 1 


30. 5 


1. 8 


100. 


1960-61 


1. 1 


3. 8 


3. 


2. 6 


2. 2 


6. 3 


12. 3 


38.4 


28. 5 


1. 8 


100. 


1961-62 


3.2 


5.7 


5. 2 


2.4 


3. 7 


7. 5 


15. 7 


28. 8 


26. 4 


i. 4 


100. 



Sweet Corn: Average Price per Crate for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Average 




Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1957-58 


3. 15 


1. 65 


2. 00 


3. 35 


3. 35 


3.45 


3. 50 


1. 60 


2. 05 


2.40 


1. 85 


1958-59 


1. 75 


1. 35 


1. 80 


2.45 


2. 60 


2. 50 


2. 20 


1. 95 


1. 75 


1.45 


1. 96 


1959-60 


1. 95 


1.70 


2.40 


2. 80 


3. 35 


3. 20 


2. 85 


1. 80 


1. 20 


2. 00 


1. 86 


1960-61 


2. 85 


2.50 


2. 35 


2.55 


2. 60 


2. 85 


3. 05 


2. 20 


2. 10 


2.45 


2. 38 


1961-62 


1. 90 


1. 60 


1. 70 


3. 35 


2. 95 


2. 90 


2. 35 


1. 95 


1. 55 


1. 35 


2. 03 



Sweet Corn: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 
Ending 



Out-of-state shipments 



Rail 
Cars 



Truck 
Carlots 



Total 
Carlots 



Price Received per Crate for Generally Good Quality 



Lake Okeechobee 



Yellow 
Dollars 



White 
Dollars 



Pompano 
Yellow 
Dollars 



Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood 



Yellow 
Dollars 



White 
Dollars 



1961-62 

Oct. 7 — 4 4 

14 8 52 60 

21 46 89 135 

28 45 80 125 

Nov. 4 40 83 123 2.00-2.25 3. 50 

11 70 115 185 1.65-1.75 2.00 - 

18 45 115 160 1.65-2.00 1.75-2.25 

25 42 71 113 1.75-2.00 2.00-2.25 



-37- continued 



Sweet Corn: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 (continued) 



Week 
Ending 








Price Received per Crate for Gener 


ally Good Quality 


uui-oi-siate snipmems 


Lake Okeechobee 


Pomp a no 


Sanford-Oviedo-Zelhvood 


Rail 


Truck 


1 Total 


1 Yellow 


White 


Yellow 


Yellow White 




Cars 


Carlo ts 


Carlots 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars Dollars 


1961-62 
















Dec. 2 


50 


91 


141 


I. 50-1. 75 


2. 75 










9 


29 


113 


142 


1. 50-2. 00 


2.00-2. 50 












16 


18 


120 


138 


1. 90-2. 00 


2. 00-2. 55 












23 


21 


78 


99 


1. 90-2. 25 


1. 65-2. 00 










30 


15 


53 


68 


2. 00-2. 50 


1.40 


2. 00-3. 00 




Jan. 6 


1 


27 


28 


3. 00-4. 00 


2. 50 


4.00 




13 


4 


54 


58 


4.00-4. 50 


4.00 


4. 00-4. 50 




20 


7 


60 


67 


3. 00-4. 00 


3. 00-4. 00 


3. 00-3. 50 




27 


10 


56 


66 


3.50 




3. 25-3. 50 








Feb. 3 


5 


53 


58 


3. 50-3. 75 




3. 25-3. 75 








10 


9 


"54 


63 


3. 75-4. 00 




3. 75-4. 00 








17 


22 


61 


83 


3. 00-4. 50 




3.75 








24 


51 


95 


146 


2. 75-3. 50 


3. 00 


3.00 




Mar. 3 


29 


108 


137 


2. 50-3. 00 


3.00-3. 50 


3. 00-3. 25 




10 


9 


81 


90 


3. 00-4. 50 




3. 25-4. 25 








17 


16 


90 


106 


4. 00-4. 50 




4. 00-4. 50 








24 


57 


120 


177 


3. 25-4. 50 




3. 25-4. 00 








31 


151 


179 


330 


2. 75-3. 25 


3. 75 


3. 00-3. 25 




Apr. 7 


155 


237 


392 


2. 50-3. 00 


2. 75-3. 50 


2. 75-3. 25 




14 


222 


291 


513 


2. 50-2. 75 


2. 75-3. 00 


2. 50 




21 


143 


260 


403 


2. 50-3. 00 


3.00 


2.50 




28 


94 


199 


293 


2. 75-3. 00 


3. 50-3. 75 










May 5 


143 


271 


414 


2. 50-3. 00 


3. 00-3. 25 










12 


162 


353 


515 


2. 50-3. 00 


3. 25-3. 50 










19 


354 


310 


664 


2. 50-3. 00 


3.00 










26 


559 


370 


929 


2. 00-2. 50 


2. 00-3. 00 




2. 00-2. 50 






June 2 


590 


418 


1, 008 


1. 50-2. 00 


1. 50-2. 00 




1. 50 2. 00-2. 25 


9 


575 


458 


1, 033 








1. 50 2. 00-2. 25 








16 


341 


284 


625 








2. 00-2. 50 2. 75-3. 00 








23 


332 


244 


576 


















30 


279 


177 


456 


















July 7 


50 


92 


142 


















14 


1 


16 


17 


















21 




1 


1 




















28 




1 


1 






















4, 800 


6,084 


10, 884 











-38- 



Sweet Corn: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through July 1962 



City 


Carlo ts Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 




Rnil 


1 I UCK 


"R a il 


i fuck 


Albany 


18 


31 


2 


71 


20 


102 


Nashville 


99 




1 ft 
10 






QA 

yu 


Atlanta 


19 


405 


1 


256 


20 


661 


New Orleans 


1 1 

J. X. 


i or 


q 


inn 


90 


90fi 


Baltimore 


179 


172 


2 


236 


181 


408 


New York City 


942 


71 R 

f J- o 


1 4 


Plfio 
uou 


uo u 


1 "}QR 
lu JO 


Birmingham 


6 


121 


3 


161 


9 


282 


Philadelphia 


•^4 
Out 


40Q 


q 


"}49 


o DO 


f ox 


Boston 


314 


65 


5 


264 


319 


329 


Pittsburgh 


1 79 


106 


1 9 


90fi 

- W 'J 


1 S4 

J. OTt 


9 


Buffalo 


80 


13 


4 


41 


84 


54 


Portland, O. 


4 


5 


43 


1 04 


47 


1 00 


Chicago 


396 


193 


74 


374 


470 


567 


Providence, RI 


31 


10 


1 


51 


32 


61 


Cincinnati 


248 


24 


18 


155 


266 


179 


St. Louis 


119 


119 


50 


145 


169 


264 


Cleveland 


200 


34 


7 


234 


207 


268 


Salt Lake City 


g 


2 


26 


81 


"}4 


83 


Columbia 


2 


347 




152 


2 


499 


San Antonio 


1 


51 


14 


215 


15 


266 


Dallas 




148 


1 


214 


1 


362 


San Francisco 




69 


11 


593 


11 


662 


Denver 


1 


45 


10 


221 


11 


266 


Seattle, Wash. 




9 


70 


1 40 


QQ 
u u 


1 49 


Detroit 


277 


36 


28 


125 


305 


161 


Washington DC 


146 


146 


2 


85 


148 


231 


Ft. Worth 




27 


4 


52 


4 


79 


Witchita, Kan. 




10 


5 


58 


5 


68 


Houston 


3 


79 




69 


3 


148 


Total 


3856 


4322 


631 


7436 


4487 


11758 


Indianapolis 


98 


40 


7 


53 


105 


93 


Mo ntreal 


110 


67 


14 


29 


124 


96 


Kansas City 


10 


71 


28 


105 


38 


176 


Ottawa 


12 


8 


1 


16 


13 


24 


Los Angeles 


1 


272 


92 


1561 


93 


1833 


Toronto 


172 


14 


44 


93 


216 


107 


Louisville 


83 


52 


26 


45 


109 


97 


Vancouver 


2 




11 


41 


13 


41 


Memphis 


27 


81 




96 


27 


177 


Winnipeg 




7 


4 




4 


7 


Miami 




236 




16 




252 


Total 


296 


96 


74 


179 


370 


275 


Milwaukee 


23 


17 


18 


21 


41 


38 


TOTAL 


4152 


4418 


705 


7615 


4857 


12033 


Minneapolis 


41 


41 


8 


43 


49 


84 

















-39- 



CUCUMBERS 
1961-62 



The value of the 1961-62 cucumber crop produced in 
Florida was $10,129,000, up 8 percent from the previous 
year and 7 percent more than average. Production sold for 
both fresh market and processing during the crop year was 
3,037,000 bushels, 8 percent less than the 3,296,000 bus- 
hels produced in 1960-61, and 2 percent below the 5 year 
average. 

The seasonaverage price was $3.34 per bushel, f.o.h 
basis, as compared with an average of $2.85 per bushel re- 
ceived lastyear. Highestprices were received duringMarch 
and April immediately prior to the period of heaviest pro- 
duction which occurred in May. 

Harvested acreage was 16,200 acres — 1 percent more 
than in 1960-61 but 4 percent less than average. The yield 
per acrewasl96 bushels, down 15 bushels per acre from last 
year but 14 bushels more than average. This is the third 
highest average yield in the last ten years. 

Planting was realtively light during July and early 
August in the North Florida areas. However, by mid-August, 
growers in the Southern areas were actively planting. Con- 



ditions were generally dry and irrigation was necessary. 
The volume of supplies increased seasonally during October 
and November and remained high through most of December. 
Frosts and below freezing temperatures the last week of 
December sharply curtailed production from the fall acre- 
age remaining for harvest. Harvest operations began in the 
North and Central areas of the State and shifted to theWau- 
chula, Ft. Myers-Immokalee and Lower East Coast areas 
as the season progressed. Quality and yields were generally 
very good. 

Cold weather in early January retarded plant growth 
on younger plantings and held winter productionat a low level. 
This condition was alleviated late in February when harvest 
from most of the acreage in South Florida began. Yields 
and quality improved during March. 

The spring crop, which normally is harvested from 
March 15 through May and early June, received a setback 
on April 18 when light frost occurred in North and Central 
Florida. The month of heaviest production of the crop year 
was May when once again weather conditions were good for 
both plant growth and setting of fruit. 



Cucumbers: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1950-51 through 1961-62 



Acres 



20,000 



19,000 



18,000 



17,000 



16,000 



15,000 



14,000 




Production 
1,000 bus. 

3,800 



3, 600 



3,400 



3,200 



3, 000 



2, 800 



2, COO 



1950-51 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1900-61 1962-63 



-40- 



Cucumbers: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years, 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


1 

] Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


1 O ull 


Planted 


! 

Harvested 


Production 


Value 










1, 000 


1,000 


Dollars 


1, 000 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


bushels 


bushels 


per bushel 


dollars 


FALL: 
















1952 


5, 800 


5,000 


179 


896 


896 


$ 2. 74 


$ 2 , 45 1 


1953 


5,200 


4,400 


210 


925 


860 


2. 50 


2, 148 


1954 


5, 100 


5, 000 


235 


1, 177 


1,077 


2. 50 


2, 688 


1955 


5,500 


5, 300 


250 


1,325 


1,248 


2. 50 


3, 115 


1956 


6, 000 


5, 200 


240 


1,250 


1, 192 


3. 12 


3,720 


1957 


6, 800 


5, 800 


198 


1, 148 


1,002 


2. 70 


2,709 


1958 


5,500 


5,300 


229 


1, 213 


1, 077 


2. 81 


3, 024 


iyob 


6, 700 


5,900 


177 


1 , 044 


Q A A 


A 1 a 

4. 10 


9 n dA 
o , r U4 


i q aa l / 


6,300 


5, 700 




1 *iA A 

i , oU4 


i , i y d 


9 ^4 


o , u-± J. 


i A£l 1 / 


6, 800 


6,300 


OA Q 


1 , DDI) 


1 1 A Q 


9 1*1 
& . 10 


c* , J Jo 


1/ Includes 100 


acres processed pickles 












WINTER: 
















1 A c o 
19b J 


2,900 


2, 300 


120 


277 


277 


4. 35 


1, 204 


1954 


2, 300 


2,200 


146 


321 


321 


5. 80 


1, 863 


1955 


3,300 


2,500 


135 


337 


337 


4. 36 


1,470 


1956 


3, 000 


1,500 


128 


192 


192 


4. 01 


770 


1957 


3, 300 


2, 600 


177 


460 


460 


3. 90 


1, 792 


1958 


2, 700 
















--- 


1959 


1,900 


900 


104 


94 


94 


7. 19 


676 


1960 


2, 700 


1, 200 


77 


92 


92 


5. 48 


504 


1961 


1,900 


1,500 


167 


250 


. 250 


4. 89 


1, 222 


1962 


2,200 


1,400 


125 


175 


175 


4. 37 


764 


SPRING: (Fresh Market) 














1953 


10,200 


9,300 


200 


1 , 860 


1 , 860 


3. 24 


6, 028 


1954 


11, 100 


10,300 


196 


2,016 


1, 618 


2. 35 


3, 807 


1955 


8, 800 


7,000 


235 


1, 642 


1,544 


3. 17 


4, 898 


1956 


8,900 


8,200 


200 


1, 640 


1, 640 


3. 48 


5,715 


1957 


11,300 


10,200 


171 


1, 746 


1, 704 


3. 43 


5, 848 


1958 


12, 700 


11 , 700 


177 


2,069 


1, 635 


3. 02 


4, 930 


1959 


9, 000 


8,300 


177 


1, 469 


1 , 335 


4. 11 


5, 483 


1960 


9 , 300 


8, 600 


165 


1 , 423 


1,271 


4. 00 


5, 090 


1961 


8, 700 


8,200 


217 


1, 783 


1 , 783 


2. 81 


5, 006 


1962 


8,900 


8, 000 


173 


1 , 385 


1 , 385 


4. 52 


6, 264 


SPRING: (Processing) 














1953 


2, 700 


1,900 


70 


133 


133 


1. 85 


246 


1954 


2, 100 


1, 800 


80 


144 


144 


1. 30 


187 


1955 


1, 800 


1,600 


85 


136 


136 


1. 00 


136 


1956 


1,200 


1,000 


75 


75 


75 


1. 25 


94 


1957 


1, 000 


850 


50 


42 


42 


1 00 


42 


1958 


750 


650 


55 


36 


36 


1. 05 


38 


1959 


600 


550 


60 


lit) 


9 9 


1 A A 


oq 
oo 


1960 


1,000 


900 


60 


K A 

04 


Pi A 

04 


1 R A 

1 oU 


Q 1 


1961 


700 


700 


96 


an 


an 


1 . U ( 


1 l-i 


1962 


600 


600 


115 


t>y 


oy 


1 7 A 

1 . 1 4 


1 9 A 


ALL SEASONS: 
















1952-53 


21, 600 


18,500 


171 


3, 166 


3, 166 


3. 14 


9, 929 


1953-54 


20, 700 


18, 700 


182 


3, 406 


2, 943 


2. 72 


8, 005 


1954-55 


19,000 


16, 100 


204 


3, 292 


3,094 


2. 97 


9, 192 


1955-56 


18, 600 


16,000 


202 


3,232 


3, 155 


3. 07 


9, 694 


1956-57 


21, 600 


18, 850 


186 


3,498 


3, 398 


3. 36 


11, 402 


1957-58 


22, 950 


18, 150 


179 


3,253 


2, 673 


2. 87 


7, 677 


1958-59 


17, 000 


15, 050 


187 


2,809 


2,539 


3. 63 


9,216 


1959-60 


19, 700 


16,600 


157 


2,613 


2, 307 


4. 07 


9, 379 


1960-61 


17, 600 


16, 100 


211 


3,404 


3,296 


2. 85 


9, 381 


1961-62 


18,500 


16, 300 


196 


3, 189 


3, 037 


3. 34 


10, 146 



-41- 



Cucumbers: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity 
Sold 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


Acres 
FALL 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 


NORTH FLORIDA 
Alachua 
Marion 
Union 

Other Counties 
Area Total 
CENTRAL FLORIDA 
Seminole 
Sumter 

Other Counties 


80 
85 

100 
55 

320 

125 
400 
90 


80 
65 

100 
55 

300 

125 
400 
90 


200 
200 
185 
127 
182 

265 
210 
161 


16,000 
13,000 
18, 500 
7, 000 
54,500 

33, 100 
84,000 
14, 500 


8,200 
8, 100 

12,000 
6, 200 

34,500 

31,900 
70,000 
13,600 


Area Total 

\I/A TTPUT1T A UTT T ODAD ATTPU 

MANATEE 

Hardee 
Hillsborough 
Manatee 
Other Counties 


615 

1, 250 
50 
50 
165 


615 

1,250 
50 
50 
165 


214 

205 
175 
175 
330 


131, 600 

256,250 
8, 750 
8, 750 
54, 500 


115,500 

231,300 
7,500 
7,500 
36,900 


Area Total 
FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 
Collier 
Hendry 
Lee 

Other Counties 


1, 515 

950 
550 
1, 150 
100 


1,515 

770 
530 
990 
80 


217 

275 
230 
381 
230 


328, 250 

211, 750 
121, 900 
377,200 
18, 400 


283, 200 

204,000 
116,600 
340,300 
14, 800 


Area Total 
LOWER EAST COAST 
Dade 

Palm Beach 
Other Counties 


2, 750 

Zoo 
1, 200 
165 


2, 370 

Zoo 
1, 125 
140 


308 

165 
215 
255 


729, 250 

38, 800 
241,900 
35, 700 


675, 700 

34, 100 
230,600 
33,400 


Area Total 

State Total (Fresh) 
State Total (Pickles) 


1, 600 

6, 700 
100 


1,500 

6,200 
100 


211 

250 
100 


316, 400 

1,550,000 
10,000 


298, 100 

1, 397,000 
10,000 


STATE TOTAL (All) 


6,800 


6,300 


248 


L560, 000 


1,407,000 


WINTER 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 
Collier 
Hendi-y 
Lee 

Other Counties 


550 
165 
295 
125 


340 
105 
120 
70 


90 
120 
125 
139 


30, 600 
12, 600 
15,000 
9, 700 


30, 600 
12,600 
15,000 
9,700 


Area Total 
LOWER EAST COAST 
Dade 

Palm Beach 


1, 135 

650 
415 


635 

450 
315 


107 

105 
190 


67, 900 

47, 250 
59, 850 


67,900 . 

47,250 
59, 850 


Area Total 


1,065 


765 


140 


107, 100 


107, 100 . 


STATE TOTAL 


2, 200 


1,400 


125 


175,000 


175,000 


SPRING 


WEST FLORIDA 












Jackson, Escambia, 












and Washington 


350 


250 


140 


35,000 


35,000 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


1,070 


980 


138 


135, 600 


135, 600 


Bradford 


50 


40 


185 


7,400 


7,400 


Gilchrist 


90 


80 


100 


8,000 


8,000 



continued 



Cucumbers: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 






per 


Production 


Sold 




Planted 


Harvested 


Acre 








Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


— 

Bushels 


Bushels 






SPRING 








iMvJxtxri r Li\JixiL)j\ (continued) 












Marion 


100 


100 


Lit) 


1 9 CAA 

, ouu 




Union 


75 


75 


lie 
lit) 


Q CA A 

o, OUU 


O , ouu 


Other Counties 


445 


305 


77 


23j_400 


O O A A A 

23^400 


Area lotai 


1, 830 


1,580 


1Z4 


lyo, DUO 


iy o , ouu 














Seminole 


100 


85 


07c 


9 Q AAA 
6 , 4UU 


9^ A(\(\ 
L.O , *±uu 


Sumter 


450 


450 


OOA 

1 60 


1 A O ft A A 

iUo, OUU 


1 AO C A A 

lllo, OUU 


Other Counties 


40 


40 


iyu 


7 AAA 
i_j DUu 


7 Ann 


Area Total 


590 


575 


234 


134, 500 


134, 500 


WAUtnULA-HlLljL)DUKUUbH- 












MAJNA 1JLJ1, 












Hardee 


1, 300 


1, 300 


OA A 


ocn AAA 
ZoU , UUU 


OfiA AAA 
ZOU , UUU 


Hillsborough 


100 


100 


9 A A 

ZuU 


OA AAA 

zu , uuu 


OA AAA 
CdK) , UUU 


Other Counties 


275 


270 


1 00 


C A AAA 

OUj uuu 


cn t\(\(\ 
OUj UUU 


Area Total 


1, 675 


1, 670 


iy o 


O O A AAA 

JoU , uuu 


ooU , UUU 


J? X . Mi J±,Ko-liVlM(JlvAJ_,&£/ 












Collier 


1,050 


950 


1 7H 

1 /U 


1 01 , OUU 


J. OJ. , ouu 


Hendry 


675 


575 


180 


ioh son 


10S 500 


Lee 


1^200 


925 


205 


189, 600 


189,600 


^xltJcl AUUcll 


2,925 


2,450 


186 


454, GOO 


454, 600 


LiUWJJjIi .bAb 1 LUAol 












Dade 


750 


735 


135 


99,200 


99,200 


Palm Beach 


950 


870 


175 


152,200 


152,200 


Other Counties 


530 


470 


116 


53,000 


53,000 


Area Total 


2,230 


2,075 


147 


304,400 


304,400 


State Total (Fresh) 


8, 900 


8,000 


173 


1,385,000 


1, 385,000 


State Total (Pickles) 


700 


600 


115 


69,000 


69,000 


STATE TOTAL (All) 


9, 600 


8,600 


169 


1,454,000 


1,454,000 


ALL SEASONS 


WEST FLORIDA 












Jackson, Escambia, 












and Washington 


350 


250 


140 


35,000 


35,000 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


1,150 


1,060 


143 


151,600 


143,800 


Bradford 


50 


40 


185 


7,400 


7,400 


Gilchrist 


90 


80 


100 


8,000 


8,000 


Marion 


185 


165 


155 


25,500 


20,600 


U nion 


175 


175 


155 


27, 100 


20,600 


Other Counties 


500 


360 


84 


30, 400 


29,600 


Area Total 


2, 1150 


1, 880 


133 


250,000 


230,000 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Seminole 


225 


210 


269 


56,500 


55,300 


Sumter 


850 


850 


221 


187,500 


173,500 


Other Counties 


130 


130 


170 


22^100 


21^200 


Area Total 


1,205 


1, 190 


224 


266, 100 


250,000 


WAUCHULA-HILLSBOROUGH- 












MANATEE 












Hardee 


2,550 


2,550 


202 


516,250 


491,300 


Hillsborough 


150 


150 


192 


28,750 


27,500 


Manatee 


50 


50 


175 


8, 750 


7,500 


Other Counties 


440 


435 


240 


104,500 


86,900 


Area Total 


3, 190 


3,185 


207 


658, 250 


613,200 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


2,550 


2,060 


196 


403, 850 


396, 100 


Hendry 


1, 390 


1,210 


197 


238,000 


232,700 






-43- 




CO 


nlinued 



Cucumbers: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 (Continued) 



Areas 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity 


Counties 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Sold 




Acres 


Acres 


"Riiohpl o 
±J UoUClo 


Ri i qVip^I g 

JJUOliClO 


Ri i gVi a1 g 




ALL SEASONS 








FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE (Continued) 












Lee 






286 


S81 800 


^44 Q00 


■_■ Hit 1 V^ULUltiCS 


225 


150 


1 87 

X t 






Area Total 


6,810 


5,455 


229 


1,251, 750 


1, 198,200 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


1, 635 


1,420 


130 


185, 250 


180 550 


Palm Beach 


2,565 


2,310 


197 


453,950 


442,650 


Other Counties 


695 


610 


145 


88, 700 


86,400 


Area Total 


4,895 


4,340 


168 


727, 900 


709 600 


State Total (Fresh) 


17, 800 


15,600 


199 


3, 110, 000 


2,967,000 


State Total (Pickles) 


800 


700 


113 


79,000 


79,000 


STATE TOTAL (All) 


18, 600 


16, 300 


196 


3, 189,000 


3,036,000 



Cucumbers: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


WEST FLORIDA 














Gadsden 


250 


210 


50 




100 




Jackson 


475 


255 


315 








Other Counties 


100 


50 


25 


365 


375 


250 


Area Total 


825 


515 


390 


365 


475 


250 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua 


1275 


1100 


900 


1175 


795 


1060 


Bradford 


200 


150 


75 


100 


50 


40 


Calhoun 


175 


125 


75 








Gilchrist 


180 


140 


100 


125 


75 


80 


Hamilton 


200 


135 


75 








Leon & Jefferson 




300 


100 


100 






Levy 


25 


25 


25 


50 


50 




Madison 


225 


320 


100 








Marion 


125 


175 


150 


225 


200 


165 


Union 


165 


125 


100 


125 


105 


175 


Other Counties 








225 


300 


360 


Area Total 


2570 


2595 


1700 


2125 


1575 


1880 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake 


75 


75 


75 


100 


55 




Seminole & Orange 


275 


100 


110 


150 


135 


210 


Sumter 


400 


550 


700 


1025 


490 


850 


Other Counties 












130 


Area Total 


750 


725 


885 


1275 


680 


1190 


WALCHU LA -HILLSBOROUGH - 














MANATEE 














Hardee 


3450 


3200 


2400 


2285 


2610 


2550 


Hillsliorough 


250 


300 


350 


175 


125 


150 


Manatee 


150 


150 


25 


140 


125 


50 


Polk & Highlands 


75 


175 


150 


735 


340 




Other Counties 


25 


25 








435 


Area Total 


3950 


3850 


2925 


3335 


3200 


3185 



continued 

-44- 



Cucumbers: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 (Continued) 



Areas 














and 


lyoo-o / 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1 Alt A Art 

1959-60 


1960-61 


1 Ckd 1 CO 


Counties 




1 1 




1 1 








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Acres 


' A ' 

Acres 


Acres 


*— — 1 

Acres 


_ 

Acres 


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i *}oo 


1 QRO 
X , oOU 


1 HAH 


1 OOR 
1 , 6VU 


l,o/0 


9 OfiO 

<5, uou 


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1 , uuu 


1 , uou 


1 Al 
1 , ^ilK) 


1 99^ 


1 910 




9 7^0 


9 fi^o 




9 9QA 


z , ooo 


9 O^c. 
£ , Uou 














1 ^0 


AIca 1 ULai 


^ 9 £.0 


, uuu 


4 99 £ 


A QQl; 

"±, yao 


0, loO 


C /ICC 


t ri\x7T?R t? a qt 00 act 














Broward 


1 1 A 

11U 


1 OK 










Dade 


975 


1,250 


1,000 


1, 105 


1,125 


1,420 


Martin 


a/ 1,135 


a/ 875 


b/ 


b/ 


a/ 100 


— 


Palm Beach 


2, 850 


2, 725 


b/ 3, 300 


b/ 2, 980 


3, 390 


2, 310 


Other Counties 














Area Total 


5,070 


4,975 


4, 300 


4,085 


4, 615 


4, 340 


Other Counties 


435 


490 


625 


420 


370 




STATE TOTAL 


18,850 


18, 150 


15,050 


16, 600 


16, 100 


16,300 



a/ St. Lucie included in Martin, 
b/ Martin included in Palm Beach. 



Cucumbers: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 



County 


1961-62 Season 


Season 
Total 
1960-61 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 


Alachua 




2- 












136 


29 


167 


198 


Bradford 
















5 


7 


12 


2 


Broward 


47 


234 


390 


407 


419 


402 


251 


129 


3 


2282 


2300 


Collier 


6 


36 


108 


11 


1 


62 


66 


21 


1 


312 


216 


Dade 


4 


15 


28 


19 


17 


46 


18 


8 




155 


103 


De Soto 


6 


7 


1 










10 




24 




Duval 




2 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


2 


1 


10 


19 


Gilchrist 
















4 


4 


8 


21 


Glades 






















1 


Hardee 


188 


140 


9 






2 


22 


261 


9 


631 


744 


Hendry 




2 
















2 


13 


Highlands 




1 








2 








3 


2 


Hillsborough 


*41 


39 


11 


8 


3 


9 


21 


100 


11 


243 


300 


Lake 


7 


1 












4 


1 


13 


14 


Lee 


*20 


165 


153 


12 


5 


89 


73 


59 


3 


579 


620 


Manatee 












1 




1 




2 


2 


Marion 


*21 


7 


1 








1 


23 


4 


57 


91 


Martin 




2 


6 






1 




15 




24 


23 


Orange 


1 


2 


1 






1 


2 


4 


3 


14 


13 


Palm Beach 


46 


142 


142 


84 


80 


111 


89 


87 


5 


786 


743 


Polk 


1 


1 


1 






1 




1 




5 


42 


St. Lucie 




2 


2 










2 




6 


6 


Seminole 


14 


25 


11 


3 


2 


6 


9 


31 


8 


109 


117 


Sumter 


37 


25 


17 


1 






1 


97 


10 


188 


187 


Union 


4 


2 












12 


5 


23 


26 


Unknown 


7 


13 


7 


4 


3 


7 


12 


43 


8 


104 


71 


TOTAL 


*450 


865 


889 


550 


531 


741 


566 


1055 


112 


5759 


5874 



Includes September Shipments. 



-45- 



Cucumbers: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 1/ 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


j May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 


1957-58 


Rail 


Bu. 

585 


47 


103 


40 


19 


25 


23 


126 


405 


12 


800 




Mixed 


585 


5 


30 


25 


11 


3 


6 


35 


61 


5 


181 




Truck 


620 


291 


706 


314 


278 


239 


309 


626 


1113 


130 


4006 




Total 




343 


839 


379 


308 


267 


338 


787 


1579 


147 


4987 


1958-59 


Rail 


585 


15 


164 


93 


28 


8 


45 


173 


108 


1 


635 




Mixed 


585 


1 


42 


51 


37 


15 


26 


40 


22 




234 




Truck 


620 


180 


696 


488 


398 


235 


569 


661 


564 


26 


3817 




Total 




196 


902 


632 


463 


258 


640 


874 


694 


27 


4686 


1959-60 


Rail 


605 


41 


80 


13 


59 


36 


26 


39 


371 


3 


668 




Mixed 


605 


3 


19 


22 


50 


37 


32 


30 


55 


7 


255 




Truck 


620 


*390 


602 


245 


487 


462 


298 


518 


993 


51 


1 


4047 




Total 




434 


701 


280 


596 


535 


356 


587 


1419 


61 


1 


4970 


1960-61 


Rail 


630 




240 


160 


19 


22 


54 


244 


223 




962 




Mixed 


630 





45 


69 


25 


31 


33 


53 


51 




307 




Truck 


620 


91 


764 


467 


401 


368 


595 


993 


875 


51 


4605 




Total 




91 


1049 


696 


445 


421 


682 


1290 


1149 


51 


5874 


1961-62 


Rail 


620 


96 


125 


107 


40 


66 


76 


17 


142 


10 


679 




Mixed 


620 


9 


47 


115 


45 


44 


44 


23 


30 


3 


360 




Truck 


620 


*345 


693 


667 


465 


421 


621 


526 


883 


99 


4720 




Total 




450 


865 


889 


550 


531 


741 


566 


1055 


112 


5759 



* Includes September shipments. 

1/ Mixed rail and truck carlot equivalents include imports. 



Cucumbers: Imports in Carlot Equivalents Through Florida Ports 



Year 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


Total 


1957-58 


93 


329 


276 


349 


126 


1,173 


1958-59 


98 


396 


304 


114 




912 


1959-60 


104 


626 


617 


340 


107 


1,794 


1960-61 


43 


301 


364 


310 


1 


1,019 


1961-62 


44 


475 


519 


240 


5 


1,283 



Cucumbers: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 




Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1957-58 


6.9 


16. 8 


7. 6 


6.2 


5.4 


6. 8 


15. 8 


31. 6 


2. 9 


100. 


1958-59 


4.2 


19. 2 


13. 5 


9.9 


5. 5 


13. 7 


18. 7 


14. 8 


. 5 


100. 


1959-60 


8. 7 


14. 1 


5. 6 


12.0 


10. 8 


7. 2 


11. 8 


28. 6 


1. 2 


100. 


1960-61 


1. 5 


17. 8 


11. 8 


7. 6 


7.2 


11. 6 


22.0 


19. 6 


. 9 


100. 


1961-62 


7. 8 


15. 


15. 5 


9. 6 


9. 2 


12. 9 


9. 8 


18. 3 


1. 9 


100. 



Cucumbers: Average Price per Bushel for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 























Season 


Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Average 




Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1957-58 


2. 10 


2. 10 


5.00 








4. 95 


2.25 


1. 90 


3. 28 


1958-59 


3. 20 


2. 35 


3.55 


5. 70 


7. 20 


4. 25 


3. 65 


5. 10 


2. 85 


3. 66 


1959-60 


3. 10 


3. 70 


8. 10 


4. 65 


4. 90 


7.00 


6. 30 


3. 30 


2. 25 


4. 13 


1960-61 


4. 60 


2. 35 


2. 50 


4. 80 


5. 70 


4. 70 


2. 90 


2. 35 


3. 65 


2. 87 


1961-62 


1. 70 


2. 15 


2. 30 


4. 00 


4. 10 


4. 70 


5. 40 


4. 15 


3. 10 


3. 38 



-46- 



Cucumbers: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 


Out-of-state shipments 


Prices Received for Generally Good Quality 


Ending 


Rail ! Truck , Total 


Pompano i Wauchula-Gainesville 



1961-62 
Sept. 30 



Cars 



Carlots 



Carlots 



Dols. per 
bushel 



Dols. per 
carton 



Dols. per 
bushel 



Dols. per 
carton 



Oct. 7 
14 
21 
28 



7 
16 

29 
29 



21 
75 
95 
95 



28 
91 
124 
124 



Nov. 4 
11 
18 

25 



48 
27 
26 
34 



141 
151 
178 
181 



189 
178 
204 
215 



2.50-3.25 
2. 50-3. 00 



. 85-1. 15 
. 85-1. 10 



Dec. 



Jan. 



Apr. 



2 


12 


145 


157 


2. 


25-2. 


50 


. 80-1. 25 


9 


18 


180 


198 


2. 


25-3. 


00 


. 75-1. 10 


16 


37 


186 


223 


1. 


75-2. 


75 


. 60-1. 00 


23 


35 


124 


159 


j_ > 


50-2. 


50 


. 50- . 90 


30 


9 


107 


116 


4. 


00-6. 


50 


1. 35-2. 40 


6 


6 


110 


116 


6. 


00-7. 


00 


1. 85-2. 40 


13 


6 


87 


93 


5. 


00-6. 


50 


2.00 


20 


8 


107 


115 


5. 


50-6. 


50 


1. 75-2.25 


27 


6 


110 


116 


6. 


00 - 




2.00 


3 


24 


120 


144 


4. 


00-4. 


50 


1.40 


10 


7 


99 


106 


7. 


00 - 




2. 00-2. 25 


17 


20 


100 


120 










24 


18 


106 


124 










3 


25 


116 


141 


5. 


50-7. 


50 


2. 25-2. 50 


10 


5 


105 


110 


5. 


50-9. 


00 


1. 85-3.00 


17 


30 


164 


194 


4. 


25-7. 


00 


I. 60-2. 40 


24 


12 


149 


161 


4. 


50-6. 


50 


1. 60-2. 40 


31 


16 


153 


169 


4. 


25-7. 


00 


1. 50-2. 35 


7 


9 


141 


150 


4. 


75-7. 


00 


1. 75-2. 50 


14 


6 


145 


151 


5. 


50-7. 


50 


2.00-2. 50 


21 


1 


106 


107 


6. 


00-6. 


50 


2. 00-2. 50 


28 


■ i ' 


112 


113 


10. 


00 - 




2.35 



10.00-10.50 
8. 00-10. 00 



3.40-3. 75 
2. 75-3. 75 



May 5 
12 
19 
26 



60 
56 



127 
146 
243 
281 



129 
154 
303 
337 



8.00 



2.25 



7. 00-9. 00 
8. 00-9. 00 
4.00-6.00 
4. 00-6. 00 



2.40-3. 10 
2. 75-3. 10 
1. 45-2. 10 
1. 50-2. 00 



June 2 
9 
16 
23 



22 
4 



679 



142 
57 
9 

2 

4720 



164 
61 
9 

2 

5399 



3. 25-4. 00 



1. 25-1. 45 



Cucumbers: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1960 through June 1961 



City 


Carlots Received from-- 


City 


Carlots Received from-- 


Florida 


Other 


States 


Total 


Florida 


Other 


States 


Total 


Rail 


|T ruck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Albany 


3 


39 




36 


3 


75 


Nashville 




3 




2 




5 


Atlanta 




63 




24 




87 


New Orleans 




44 




34 




78 


Baltimore 


12 


114 




49 


12 


163 


New York City 


121 


687 


30 


509 


151 


1196 


Birmingham 




28 




13 




41 


Philadelphia 


29 


270 


8 


262 


37 


532 



-47- continued 



Cucumbers: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through June 1962 (continued) 



City 


Carlots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other 


States 


Total 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


! Truck 


Boston 


56 


254 


10 


279 


66 


533 


Pittsburgh 


5 


184 


3 


140 


8 


324 


Buffalo 


5 


42 


3 


29 


8 


71 


Portland, O. 


19 


1 


2 


40 


21 


41 


Chicago 


53 


444 


45 


243 


98 


687 


Providence, RI 


2 


51 


— 


27 


2 


78 


Cincinnati 


17 


51 


4 


45 


21 


96 


St. Louis 


4 


52 


6 


50 


10 


102 


Cleveland 


17 


120 


2 


249 


19 


369 


Salt Lake City 


4 


14 


— 


49 


4 


63 


Columbia 


— 


85 


— 


57 


— 


142 


San Antonio 


— 


44 


— 


113 


— 


157 


Dallas 


— 


51 


— 


47 


— 


98 


San Francisco 


1 


27 


— 


176 


1 


203 


Denver 


— 


51 


— 


71 


-- 


122 


Seattle, Wash. 


10 


7 


18 


63 


28 


70 


Detroit 


136 


64 


34 


135 


170 


199 


Washington DC 


2 


74 


— 


55 


2 


129 


Ft. Worth 


— 


12 


— 


12 


— 


24 


Witchita, Kan. 


— 


4 


— 


22 


— 


26 


Houston 


— 


21 


— 


15 


— 


36 


Total 


507 


3231 


188 


3641 


695 


6872 


Indianapolis 




35 




18 




53 


Montreal 


11 


147 


3 


104 


14 


251 


Kansas City 


9 
4 


DU 


£ 




A 
t 




Ottawa 




O 
O 


— 


14 




99 


Los Angeles 


3 


63 


17 


626 


20 


689 


Toronto 


60 


44 




91 S 


60 


259 


Louisville 




25 


1 


12 


1 


37 


Vancouver 


3 




15 


46 


18 


46 


Memphis 




17 




6 




23 


Winnipeg 




41 




23 




64 


Miami 




44 




8 




52 


Total 


74 


240 


18 


402 


92 


642 


Milwaukee 


4 


29 


2 


44 


6 


73 


TOTAL 


581 


3471 


206 


4043 


787 


7514 


Minneapolis 


2 


57 


1 


47 


3 


104 

















-48- 



EGGPLANT 
1961-62 



Value of the eggplant crop produced in Florida during 
1961-62 was $2,136,000— a record high. The record high 
value during 1961-62 was only 1 percent more than the pre- 
vious year and was 24 percent above average. Production 
during 1961-62 was 1,206,000 bushels, a record high, which 
was 21 percent more than the previous year and 31 percent 
above average. 

The increase in production from the previous season 
more than offset the sharp decline in the season average 
price. The average price forthe 1961-62 season was $1.84 
per bushel compared with $2. 10 the previous year. Low 
prices during the fall resulted in considerable economic 
abandoment. The f. o. b. shipping point prices improved 
during January. February prices were the highest of the 
year. 

Harvest began late September in North Florida. 
Volume of shipments were relatively light until the last 
half of October when harvest became active in the Pompano 
area. Transplanting for winter and spring harvest in the 
Pompano area was active during the fall months. Weather 
was favorable for plant growth. Yields were excellent. The 



favorable conditions for production resulted in a supply that 
exceeded demand. Many growers had to cut mature "eggs" 
from the plants in order to maintain a healthy and vigorous 
bush. 

The lastweekof December, frost and freezing tem- 
peratures ended harvest in Northand Central Florida. Plant 
leaves were burned in the Pompano area. Loss was rela- 
tively minor, mostly a temporary slowdown in plant growth. 
Harvest continued active during the winter months with the 
Pompano area being the principal source of supply. Weather 
during February was excellent for eggplant production. Also, 
young transplants for spring harvest made favorable growth. 

Frost in early March did little damage to the eggplant 
crop. Again on April 17 frost extended over most of North 
and Central Florida. There was some leaf burn from the 
frost, mostly a retardation of plant growth. Transplanting 
for spring harvest was completed early April in North Flo- 
rida. Active harvest of the spring crop in the Plant City 
area began mid-May and in North Florida late May. Har- 
vest in the Pompano area was completed in June while in 
Central and North Florida harvest extended through July. 



Eggplant: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1950-51 through 1961-62 



Acres 



3,400 



3,200 



3,000 



2,800 



2,600 — 



2,400 



2,200 




Production 
1,000 bus. 

1,300 



1,200 



bluclion 



1,100 



1,000 



900 



800 



700 



1950-51 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 1962-63 



-49- 



Eggplant: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 
Value 


Planted 


Harvested 










1,000 


1,000 


Dollars 


1,000 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


bushels 


bushels 


per bushel 


dollars 


FALL: 
















1952 


1, 000 


900 


269 


242 


242 


$ 1. 90 


$ 460 


1953 


650 


600 


283 


170 


170 


1. 99 


339 


1954 


950 


900 


290 


261 


252 


1. 69 


427 


1955 


1, 200 


1, 200 


323 


388 


342 


. 97 


333 


1956 


600 


600 


333 


200 


200 


2. 44 


488 


1957 


1, 100 


1,100 


303 


333 


300 


1. 88 


564 


1958 


1, 200 


1, 100 


286 


315 


315 


1.54 


484 


1959 


1, 300 


1, 100 


232 


255 


255 


2. 67 


680 


1960 


1, 100 


900 


262 


236 


236 


2. 31 


546 


1961 


1, 200 


1, 100 


394 


433 


391 


1. 25 


490 


WINTER: 
















1953 


900 


800 


386 


309 


309 


1. 95 


602 


1954 


800 


800 


448 


358 


358 


1. 99 


714 


1955 


650 


650 


420 


273 


273 


2. 24 


612 


1956 


700 


650 


411 


267 


267 


2. 14 


572 


1957 


900 


900 


454 


409 


409 


1.45 


594 


1958 


600 


400 


90 


36 


36 


5.00 


180 


1959 


800 


800 


349 


279 


279 


2.41 


672 


1960 


700 


600 


273 


164 


164 


3. 32 


545 


1961 


700 


700 


424 


297 


297 


2. 61 


774 


1962 


600 


600 


652 


391 


391 


2. 28 


890 


SPRING: 
















1953 


1, 100 


1, 100 


336 


370 


370 


1. 35 


500 


1954 


1, 000 


1,000 


391 


391 


391 


1. 25 


490 


1955 


1,000 


1,000 


409 


409 


370 


1.40 


518 


1956 


1,100 


1, 100 


364 


400 


385 


1.58 


610 


1957 


1,200 


1,200 


318 


382 


382 


1. 63 


624 


1958 


1,400 


1,400 


273 


382 


342 


2. 31 


791 


1959 


1, 100 


1,000 


348 


348 


348 


2. 15 


748 


1960 


1, 600 


1,500 


303 


455 


455 


1.58 


720 


1961 


1, 100 


1, 100 


425 


467 


467 


1. 68 


785 


1962 


1,000 


900 


424 


382 


382 


1. 98 


756 


ALL SEASONS: 
















1952-53 


3,000 


2, 800 


329 


921 


921 


1. 70 


1, 562 


1953-54 


2,450 


2,400 


383 


919 


919 


1. 68 


1,543 


1954-55 


2, 600 


2,550 


370 


943 


895 


1. 74 


1, 557 


1955-56 


3,000 


2,950 


358 


1, 055 


994 


1. 52 


1,515 


1956-57 


2, 700 


2 , 700 


367 


991 


991 


1. 72 


1, 706 


1957-58 


3, 100 


2,900 


259 


751 


678 


2. 26 


1,535 


1958-59 


3, 100 


2,900 


325 


942 


942 


2.02 


1, 904 


1959-60 


3, 600 


3,200 


273 


874 


874 


2. 23 


1,945 


1960-61 


2, 900 


2,700 


370 


1,000 


1,000 


2. 10 


2, 105 


1961-62 


2, 800 


2, 600 


464 


1, 206 


1, 164 


1. 84 


2, 136 



-50- 



Eggplant: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 
and 

OUUllfclGsa 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 
' 


Quantity 
Sold 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


Acres 
FALL 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 


NORTH FT ORTHA 












A 1 Q r*ln iiq 


85 


45 


yu 


A ACA 

4, UOU 


4, UDU 


TV/T orinri 
IVldl i'JIl 


220 


160 


110 


1 n £AA 
1 1 , uUU 


i n £aa 
X / , oUU 


Other Counties 


50 


50 


IOC 


C OCA 


a oca 


A ' 1 4-1-1 1 


355 


255 


i (in 
10b 


0*7 AAA 

a 1 , yuu 


z / , yuu 


PTTMTRA T TTT ORTFlA 

l_> J_< IN 1 I url 1_< J; l_(\_JXvlJJ/\ 












fti i in t t* 

O Llill 1 


30 


30 


9ca 


7 E.A.A. 


7 ^(\d 
i , OUU 


vJlliei l-'OUIlLlcb 


65 


65 


9 on 


1 Q QAA 
1 0, oUU 


1 Q QAA 


Area, Total 


95 


95 


277 


26, 300 


OC OA A 

AOj oUU 


W f\ U V_/rl U — Ill XjI^oXjvJXy Ljfl - 












TVT A MA TT?T? 












Hillsborough 


100 


100 


1 AC 


1 A C A A 

iy, duu 


iy , ouu 


vjinex L>ouiiiico 


( U 


7 A 
IK) 


1 QA 

lyu 


1 Oj oUU 


1 *3 *3AA 
XOj oUU 


Area Total 


170 


170 


193 


32,800 


32,800 


SOUTH FLORIDA 












Broward 


40 


40 


625 


25, 000 


O A A A A 

24, 400 


Palm Beach 


450 


450 


635 


285,800 


254,300 


Other Counties 


90 


90 


391 


35, 200 


25, 300 


A rea Total 


580 


580 


597 


346,000 


304,000 


STATE TOTAL 


1,200 


1, 100 


394 


433,000 


391,000 


WINTER 


SOUTH FLORIDA 












Broward 


40 


40 


585 


23,400 


23,400 


Palm Beach 


500 


500 


700 


350,000 


350,000 


Other Counties 


60 


60 


293 


17, 600 


17, 600 


Area Total 


600 


600 


652 


391,000 


391,000 


STATE TOTAL 


600 


600 


652 


391,000 


391,000 


SPRING 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


100 


100 


325 


32,500 


32,500 


Other Counties 


40 


40 


260 


10,400 


10,400 


Area Total 


140 


140 


306 


42,900 


42,900 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake, Sumter, 












and Seminole 


70 


70 


264 


18, 500 


18,500 


WAUCHULA -HILLSBOROUGH- 












MANATEE 












Hillsborough 


300 


210 


250 


52,500 


52,500 


Other Counties 


50 


50 


242 


12, 100 


12,100 


Area Total 


350 


260 


249 


64,000 


64,600 


SOUTH FLORIDA 












Broward 


50 


40 


455 


18,200 


18,200 


Palm Beach 


350 


350 


645 


225,800 


225,800 


Other Counties 


40 


40 


300 


12,000 


12,000 


Area Total 


440 


430 


595 


256,000 


256,000 


STATE TOTAL 


1,000 


900 


424 


382,000 


382, 000 



continued 



-51- 



Eggplant: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Year 1961-62 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity 
bold 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 




ALL SEASONS 








NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


185 


145 


252 


36,550 


36,550 


Marion 


220 


160 


110 


17, 600 


17,600 


Other Counties 


90 


90 


185 


16, 650 


16,650 


Area Total 


495 


395 


179 


70, 800 


70,800 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Sumter 


30 


30 


250 


7,500 


7,500 


Other Counties 


135 


135 


276 


37, 300 


37, 300 


Area Total 


165 


165 


272 


44, 800 


44,800 


WAUCHULA-HILLSBOROUGH- 












MANATEE 












Hillsborough 


400 


310 


232 


72,000 


72,000 


Other Counties 


120 


120 


212 


25,400 


25,400 


Area Total 


520 


430 


227 


97,400 


97,400 


SOUTH FLORIDA 












Broward 


130 


120 


555 


66, 600 


66,000 


Palm Beach 


1,300 


1,300 


663 


861,600 


830,100 


Other Counties 


190 


190 


341 


64, 800 


54, 900 


Area Total 


1,620 


1,610 


617 


993,000 


951,000 


STATE TOTAL 


2,800 


2,600 


464 


1,206,000 


1, 164,000 



Eggplant: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua 


235 


215 


165 


205 


110 


145 


Marion 


100 


180 


185 


150 


115 


160 


Other Counties 


70 


80 


50 


35 




90 


Area Total 


405 


475 


400 


390 


225 


395 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake and Sumter 




35 


50 


160 


95 


30 


Seminole and Orange 


25 


25 


25 


65 


25 




Other Counties 












135 


Area Total 


25 


60 


75 


225 


120 


165 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE - 














WAUCHULA 














Hardee 


100 


100 


50 


85 


20 




Hillsborough 


350 


425 


350 


325 


280 


310 


Manatee 


35 


75 


75 


50 


50 




Polk 


15 






50 


25 




Other Counties 




50 








120 


Area Total 


500 


650 


475 


510 


375 


430 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 














Collier 


a/ 65 


a/ 25 




30 






Lee 


90 


60 


150 


130 






Area Total 


155 


85 


150 


160 






LOWER EAST COAST 














Broward 


650 


500 


625 


350 


150 


120 


Palm Beach 


760 


885 


860 


1,200 


1,515 


1,300 


Other Counties 












190 


Area Total 


1,410 


1,385 


1,485 


1,550 


1,665 


1,610 


Other Counties 


205 


245 


315 


365 


315 




STATE TOTAL 


2,700 


2,900 


2,900 


3,200 


2,700 


2,600 



a/ Hendry included in Collier County. -52 - 



Eggplant: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 



County 










1961 


-62 Season 










Season 
Total 
1960-61 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


1 

Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 


Alachua 


j 
/ 














3 


19 


11 


33 


28 


Broward 


25 f 


122 


144 


136 


76 


184 


117 


75 


6 


2 


887 


792 


Collier 




1 


5 


2 




1 


1 


1 






11 


4 


Dade 


2 


8 


8 


6 


4 


8 


6 


3 


4 


4 


53 


27 


Duval 




1 


1 






1 






1 




4 


5 


Hardee 


3 


3 












2 






8 


7 


Hillsborough 


*15 


15' 


4 


3 


2 


3 


3 


27 


45 


10 


127 


135 


Lee 




3 


7 


3 


1 


2 


1 


2 






19 


■17 


Manatee 


2 




















2 





Marion 


*14 


5 












1 


6 


9 


35 


29 


Orange 




1 




1 








1 


1 




4 


3 


Palm Beach 


11 


33 


36 


32 


19 


29 


24 


26 


3 




213 


160 


Seminole 




7 


8 


2 




1 


2 


4 


8 


2 


34 


25 


Sumter 


3 


2 












4 


11 




20 


22 


Union 


• 1 




















1 


3 


Unknown 


3 


1 


2 


2 


1 


3 


4 


8 


7 




31 


16 


Total 


79 


202 


215 


187 


103 


232 


158 


157 


111 


38 


1482 


1273 



Includes September Shipments. 



Eggplant: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 






Bushel 
























1957-58 


Rail 


740 




6 


1 








4 


5 


2 




18 




Mixed 


740 


* 7 


15 


15 








16 


14 


5 




72 




Truck 


750 


* 75 


165 


92 


38 


8 


20 


124 


120 


92 


53 


787 




Total 




82 


186 


108 


38 


8 


20 


144 


139 


99 


53 


877 


1958-59 


Rail 


740 


1 


3 


1 






2 


7 


7 


1 




22 




Mixed 


740 


4 


19 


22 


12 


5 


15 


12 


6 


3 




98 




Truck 


750 


* 64 


151 


131 


118 


63 


156 


133 


140 


100 


22 


1078 




Total 




69 


173 


154 


130 


68 


173 


152 


153 


104 


22 


1198 


1959-60 


Rail 


680 


3 


1 


2 








3 


23 


11 


2 


45 




Mixed 


680 


1 


6 


16 


16 


7 


10 


21 


10 


6 


1 


94 




Truck 


750 


* 64 


133 


100 


106 


92 


88 


156 


173 


135 ** 49 


1096 




Total 




68 


140 


118 


122 


99 


98 


180 


206 


152 


52 


1235 


1960-61 


Rail 


720 




1 




2 


2 




12 


16 






33 




Mixed 


720 




6 


23 


15 


8 


12 


23 


7 


9 




103 




Truck 


750 


21 


106 


138 


156 


98 


101 


191 


162 


117 ** 48 


1138 




Total 




21 


113 


161 


173 


108 


113 


226 


185 


126 


48 


1274 


1961-62 


Rail 


750 




15 


10 


2 




11 


1 


5 


1 




45 




Mixed 


750 


1 


20 


37 


23 


9 


24 


13 


6 


2 




135 




Truck 


750 


* 78 


167 


168 


162 


94 


197 


144 


146 


108 


38 


1302 




Total 




79 


202 


215 


187 


103 


232 


158 


157 


111 


38 


1482 



* Includes September shipment. 
** Includes August shipments. 



-53- 



Eggplant: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



I up X cell 




1 Nov 


1 Dec 

I 


Jan 


1 Feb. 




Apr . 


may 


I 

' J une 


I Jury j 


Season 
Total 




Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1957-58 


9.4 


21. 2 


12.3 


4. 3 


. 9 


2.3 


16.4 


15. 9 


11. 3 


6. 


100. 


1958-59 


5. 8 


14.4 


12.9 


10.9 


5. 7 


14.4 


12. 7 


12. 8 


8.7 


1.7 


100. 


1959-60 


5. 5 


11.3 


9.6 


9.9 


8.0 


7.9 


14. 6 


16. 7 


12. 3 


4.2 


100. 


1960-61 


1. 6 


8.9 


12. 6 


13. 6 


8. 5 


8.9 


17. 7 


14. 5 


9.9 


3.8 


100. 


1961-62 


5. 3 


13. 6 


14. 5 


12. 6 


7. 


15. 6 


10. 7 


10. 6 


7. 5 


2. 6 


100.0 



Eggplant: Average Price per Bushel for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Average 




Dols. 


Dots. 


DolS. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dois. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1957-58 


2. 30 


2. 60 


1. 40 


2. 20 


4. 95 






2. 15 


2.50 


2. 65 


1. 50 


2. 26 


1958-59 


1.30 


2. 30 


1. 30 


1.45 


2. 60 


3. 35 


1. 95 


2. 20 


2.00 


2.25 


2. 50 


2.02 


1959-60 


2. 20 


2. 05 


2. 65 


3.05 


2.85 


3. 70 


3. 90 


1. 70 


1. 65 


1. 40 


1. 40 


2. 23 


1960-61 




2. 35 


3. 00 


1. 85 


1. 90 


2. 65 


3. 70 


1. 35 


1. 55 


2. 35 


2. 20 


2. 10 


1961-62 




2. 00 


1. 15 


1. 10 


2. 10 


3. 30 


2. 00 


1. 95 


2. 20 


1. 75 


2. 00 


1. 84 



Eggplant: Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state 
shipments 


Ranges in Prices for Sales 


Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state 
shipments 


Ranges in Prices for Sales 


of Generally Good Quality 


of Generally Good Quality 


Truck 


Pompano | Plant City 


Truck 


Pompano | Plant City 




Carlots 


Dollars Dollars 






Carlots 


Dollars Dollars 


1961-62 






1961- 


-62 






Sept. 30 


1 




Mar. 


3 


26 


4.00-6.50 










10 


35 


3.00-3.50 


Oct. 7 


4 






17 


51 


2.00-3.00 


14 


11 






24 


48 


2.00-2.50 


21 


21 






31 


48 


2.00-2.50 


28 


26 


















Apr. 


7 


41 


1.75-2.25 


Nov. 4 


32 






14 


34 


2.00-2. 75 


11 


43 






21 


34 


2.50-3.50 


18 


49 


1.00-1.50 




28 


35 


1. 75-3. 50 


25 


32 


1.00 
















May 


5 


31 


1.75-2.50 2.60-3.10 


Dec. 2 


37 


1.00-1.25 




12 


31 


3.25 2.40-4.50 


9 


51 


1.25-1.75 




19 


38 


2.00-4.50 


16 


47 


1.25-1.50 




26 


29 


1.50-4.30 


23 


27 


.75-1.25 










30 


26 


1.25-1.75 


June 


2 


31 


1.00-3.00 










9 


28 




Jan. 6 


32 


2.00 




16 


25 




13 


40 


1.75-3.25 




23 


23 




20 


39 


2. 50-3.00 




30 


20 




27 


41 


2. 75-3. 00 
















July 


7 


18 




Feb. 3 


30 


3.00-3.75 




14 


13 




10 


29 


3.50-4.50 




21 


5 




17 


21 


5.00-6.00 




28 


2 




24 


18 


5.00-6.50 






1303 





-54- 



ESCAROLE 
1961-62 



Florida's 1961-62 escarole crop established a record 
high value— $4, 429, 000. The value of the 1961-62 crop was 
66 percent more than the $2,673,000 value estimated for the 
previous year and was 45 percent above the average value. 
The season average price of $1.65 per bushel or crate ,f.o.b. 
basis was a record high. 

Production during 1961-62 was 2,684,000 bushels or 
crates, 7 percent less than the previous season but approx- 
imately the same as average. Even though total production 
was down from the preceding year, the quantity marketed 
during the 1961-62 season was above all previous years. In 
most recent years, there has been some economic abando- 
ment of escarole as a result of low prices. 

Early plantings for fall 1961 harvest were made late 
in August in the Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood area and early 
September in the Everglades. The earliest planting in the 
Everglades had rather poor stands. Wireworm control 
was a problem and was the major factor contributing to the 
poor stands. Weather was generally favorable for early fall 
growth although rainfall was generally light in the major areas 
of production. Early fall harvest began in mid-October 
in Central Florida and near the end of the month in the Ev- 
erglades. 

Harvest became more active in November as ship- 
ments exceeded 60 carlot equivalents by mid-month. The 
last week of December frosts and below freezing tempera- 
tures occurred in all areas of production. In the Sanford- 
Oviedo-Zellwood area practically all of the mature escarole 



and chicory was lost as a result of the cold. Very heavy 
stripping and selective cutting in the field provided a minimum 
of supplies from the area during January. In the Everglades, 
light to moderately heavy leaf burn occurred. Harvest con- 
tinued active, although stripping of outer leaves was neces- 
sary. 

Cold weather again in early January reduced supplies. 
Production during January and early February was below 
normal. By mid-February harvest activity was approaching 
a normal level. Quality of most cuttings had improved and 
were mostly good. Plantings for spring harvest made good 
growth during late January and February. The Everglades 
area was the principal source of winter supplies until March, 
when harvest became active in the Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood 



Weather during March was dominated by a period of 
high winds, frost and freezing temperatures during the week 
March 4-10. Light leaf burn occurred in the colder loca- 
tions in Central Florida. The peak level of harvest during 
the 1961-62 season was the last week of March. Harvest was 
active in all areas of production. 

By early May, the warm weather had caused a rapid 
decline in the condition of most escarole remaining for har- 
vest in the Everglades. Harvest continued active inZellwood 
and Sarasota. Heaviest shipments from the Sarasota area 
were during May. A small acreage in the Island Grove local- 
ity was harvested during May. Harvest was completed early 
June in all areas. 



Escarole: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1950-51 through 1961-62 



Acres 



7,000 



6,500 



6,000 



5,500 



5 , 000 



4,500 



4,000 



--Production 




Production 
1,000 crts. 

3,200 



3,000 



1950-51 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



2, 800 



2, 600 



2,400 



2,200 



2,000 



1900-61 



1962-63 



-55- 



Escarole: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


• 

Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 


Planted 


1 

1 Harvested 


Production 


Value 










1, 000 


1, 000 


Dollars 


1, 000 




A.C 1*6 s 


Acres 


Bushels 


bushels 


bushels 


per bu. 


Hnl laycj 


1952-53 


5,000 


4,000 


488 


1,952 


1,952 


$ 1. 


15 


$ 2,245 


1953-54 


5,000 


4,500 


544 


2,448 


2, 032 


1. 


05 


2 134 


1954-55 


4,900 


4, 600 


556 


2, 556 


2, 472 


1. 


05 


2, 596 


1955-56 


5,600 


4,800 


500 


2, 400 


2, 352 


1. 


20 


2, 822 


1956-57 


6,700 


5,700 


440 


2, 508 


2, 508 


1. 


16 


2, 916 


1957-58 


6,800 


5,500 


440 


2,420 


2,420 


1. 


50 


3,630 


1958-59 


7,500 


6,400 


480 


3,072 


2, 676 


1. 


01 


2,709 


1959-60 


7,000 


6,200 


480 


2,976 


2, 656 


1. 


20 


3, 187 


1960-61 


6,400 


6,000 


480 


2,880 


2,576 


1. 


04 


2,673 


1961-62 


6,500 


6, 100 


440 


2, 684 


2, 684 


1 


65 


4,429 



Escarole: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


per 
Acre 


Production 


Sold 




Acres 


Acres 
WINTER 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake and Orange 


1,700 


1, 550 


480 


744,000 


744,000 


Other Counties 


50 


40 


425 


17,000 


17,000 


Area Total 


1,750 


1, 590 


479 


761,000 


761,000 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 












Hillsborough 


50 


50 


500 


25,000 


25,000 


Sarasota 


225 


200 


600 


120,000 


120,000 


Other Counties 


315 


300 


397 


119,000 


119,000 


Area Total 


590 


550 


480 


264,000 


264,000 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


4,000 


3, 900 


420 


1, 638,000 


1, 638,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


60 


60 


350 


21,000 


21,000 


STATE TOTAL 


6,400 


6, 100 


440 


2, 684,000 


2, 684,000 



Escarole: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake and Orange 


1,225 


1,175 


1,200 


1,300 


1,250 


1,550 


Seminole 


75 


75 


50 


25 


50 




Other Counties 












40 


Area Total 


1,300 


1,250 


1,250 


1,325 


1,300 


1,590 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 














Hillsborough 












50 


Sarasota 












200 


Other Counties 


125 


150 


150 


175 


175 


300 


Area Total 


125 


150 


150 


175 


175 


550 



-56- 

continued 



Escarole: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 (Continued) 



Areas 














and 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach and 














Highlands 


4,200 


3,900 


4,700 


4,450 


4,400 


3,900 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Dade 












60 


Other Counties 


75 


200 


300 


250 


125 




STATE TOTAL 


5,700 


5,500 


6,400 


6,200 


6,000 


6, 100 



Escarole: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 



County 


1961-62 Season 


Season 
Total 
1960-61 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 


Alachua 
















4 


8 




12 




Broward 




2 


9 


12 


14 


19 


26 


16 


6 




104 


107 


Dade 






3 


3 


3 


4 


9 


4 


2 




28 


23 


Duval 










1 








1 




2 


3 


Highlands 






1 


3 


4 


5 


10 


10 


1 




34 


38 


Hillsborough 




1 


1 


1 


1 


2 


2 


2 


4 


1 


15 


14 


Lake 






20 


11 








23 


29 




83 


45 


Manatee 








2 


1 


1 


3 


2 


2 




11 


2 


Orange 




6 


117 


62 


8 


46 


125 


111 


168 


9 


652 


511 


Palm Beach 




16 


124 


233 


282 


367 


426 


290 


174 


3 


1915 


2065 


Sarasota 






1 


9 


10 


19 


17 


16 


29 




101 


59 


Seminole 




1 


24 


27 


6 


12 


25 


68 


69 


1 


233 


181 


Unknown 






3 


1 


2 


4 


4 


9 


7 




30 


23 


Total 




26 


303 


364 


332 


479 


647 


555 


500 


14 


3220 


3071 



Escarole: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 






Bushel 






















1957-58 


Rail 


735 


5 


76 


121 


80 


38 


92 


126 


175 


12 


725 




Mixed 


735 


8 


112 


108 


79 


61 


120 


135 


115 


4 


742 




Truck 


750 


13 


182 


194 


203 


150 


243 


262 


203 


9 


1459 




Total 




26 


370 


423 


362 


249 


455 


523 


493 


25 


2926 


1958-59 


Rail 


735 


2 


92 


136 


141 


89 


99 


127 


140 


2 


828 




Mixed 


735 


3 


79 


153 


168 


159 


159 


168 


124 




1013 




Truck 


750 


19 


157 


210 


238 


250 


293 


232 


149 


2 


1550 




Total 




24 


328 


499 


547 


498 


551 


527 


413 


4 


3391 


1959-60 


Rail 


780 




50 


75 


124 


84 


114 


125 


110 


1 


683 




Mixed 


780 




52 


109 


141 


155 


213 


197 


114 


3 


984 




Truck 


750 


3 


195 


215 


233 


272 


271 


252 


152 


4 


1597 




Total 




3 


297 


399 


498 


511 


598 


574 


376 


8 


3264 


1960-61 


Rail 


825 




41 


109 


74 


74 


87 


58 


59 


12 


514 




Mixed 


825 




59 


151 


153 


162 


171 


168 


90 


2 


956 




Truck 


750 


1 


170 


208 


285 


229 


240 


262 


197 


9 


1601 




Total 




1 


270 


468 


512 


465 


498 


488 


346 


23 


3071 


1961-62 


Rail 


820 




49 


24 


38 


32 


97 


72 


119 


7 


438 




Mixed 


820 


10 


84 


112 


96 


144 


207 


204 


168 




1025 




Truck 


750 


16 


170 


228 


198 


303 


343 


279 


213 


7 


1757 




Total 




26 


303 


364 


332 


479 


647 


555 


500 


14 


3220 



-57- 



Escarole: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Year 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


1 Nov. 

1 


I Dec. 


Jan. 


j Feb. 


i Mar. 


i 


t May 


June 


Season 
Total 




rei . 


rer. 


rcr, 


irer. 


JrC 1 . 


rer. 


Jr G 1 , 


Jrei . 


x^ei . 


Per. 


1957-58 


. 9 


12. 6 


14. 5 


12.4 


8.5 


15. 6 


17. 9 


16. 8 


. 8 


100. 


1958-59 


. 7 


9.7 


14. 7 


16. 1 


14. 7 


16. 3 


15. 5 


12. 2 


. 1 


100. 


1959-60 


. 1 


9. 1 


12.2 


15. 3 


15. 7 


18. 3 


17. 6 


11.5 


. 2 


100. 


1960-61 




8. 8 


15. 2 


16. 7 


15.2 


16.2 


15. 9 


11. 3 


. 7 


100. 


1961-62 


. 8 


9. 4 


11. 3 


10. 3 


14. 9 


20. 1 


17. 2 


15. 5 


.5 


100. 



Escarole: Average Price per Bushel for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 























Season 


Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Average 



Pols. Pols. Pols. Pols. Pols. Pols. Pols. Pols. Pols. Pols. 



1957-58 


1. 50 


. 90 


1.40 


1. 90 


2.50 


1. 


75 


1. 10 


1. 50 


1.25 


1. 50 


1958-59 




.95 


1.00 


.90 


.90 




80 


1. 15 


1.55 




1. 01 


1959-60 




2.00 


1. 70 


1. 10 


1. 15 




70 


.95 


1. 30 




1. 20 


1960-61 




1. 10 


.80 


1. 00 


.80 




90 


.95 


1. 95 


1.50 


1.04 


1961-62 


1. 15 


1.25 


1. 90 


2. 50 


2. 10 


1. 


20 


1. 20 


1. 85 


1.50 


1. 65 



Escarole - Endive: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Price Received per Crate for Generally Good Quality 


Lake Okeechobee 


Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood 


Rail ! Truck i Total 


Endive 


Escarole 


Endive Escarole 



Cars Carlots Carlots Pollars Pollars Pollars Pollars 



1961-62 
Oct. 14 
21 
28 



4 


1 


15 


16 


1. 


25 -- 






80-1. 


50 






11 


14 


44 


58 


1. 


00-1. 


25 


1. 


00-1. 


25 






18 


17 


48 


65 


1. 


00-2. 


00 


1. 


00-1. 


75 


1. 25-2. 00 


1. 25-1. 75 


25 


11 


41 


52 


1. 


25-1. 


75 


1. 


00-1. 


25 


1. 25-1. 75 


1. 00 -1. 75 


2 


6 


48 


54 


1. 


25-1. 


75 


1. 


15-1 


75 


1. 50-1. 75 


1. 25-1. 50 


9 


7 


59 


66 


1. 


25-1. 


50 


1. 


25-2. 


00 


1.50 


1. 50-2. 00 


16 


10 


66 


76 


1. 


50-2 


00 


2. 


00-2 


25 


1. 50-1. 75 


2.00 


23 


3 


36 


39 


1. 


50-2. 


00 


1. 


75-2 


00 


1. 50-2. 00 


1. 50-1. 75 


30 


4 


40 


44 


2 


00-3. 


00 


1. 


75-3. 


00 


2. 00-3. 10 


2. 00-3. 10 



6 


2 


33 


35 


3. 


00 -- 




3. 


00 - 
















13 


16 


44 


60 


2. 


75-3. 


00 


2. 


75-3. 


00 














20 


8 


43 


51 


2. 


00-2. 


75 


2 


75-3 


00 














27 


9 


52 


61 


1. 


50-2. 


00 


2. 


50-3 


00 


1. 


75-2. 


00 


2. 


75-3. 


00 


3 


5 


57 


62 


1. 


50-1 


75 


2. 


50-3. 


00 


1. 


50-1. 


75 


2, 


50-2. 


75 


10 


7 


79 


86 


1. 


50-2 


50 


2 


50-3. 


00 


1. 


75-2. 


25 


2. 


75-3 


00 


17 


7 


82 


89 


2 


50-3 


00 


2. 


75-3 


00 


2. 


00-2. 


75 


2. 


50-3. 


00 


24 


8 


74 


82 


1 


75-2. 


50 


1 


75-2. 


50 


1. 


75-2. 


00 


1. 


75-2. 


00 


3 


18 


75 


93 


1 


25-1 


50 


1. 


25-1. 


50 


1. 


25-1. 


50 


1. 


25-1. 


50 


10 


19 


69 


88 


1 


25-1, 


75 


1. 


25-1. 


75 


1. 


25-1. 


75 


1. 


25-1. 


75 


17 


17 


85 


102 


1. 


25-1. 


75 


1. 


25-1. 


75 


1. 


25-1. 


75 


1. 


25-1. 


75 


24 


21 


74 


95 


1 


00-1. 


25 


1. 


00-1 


50 




— 1 


00 




— 1. 


00 


31 


30 


81 


111 




75-1 


00 




75-1 


00 




85-1. 


00 




85-1. 


00 



-58- 



continued 



Escarole - Endive: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 (continued) 



wecK 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Prices Received per Crate for Generally Good Quality 


Lake Okeechobee 


Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood 


Rail 


Truck 


I Total 


Endive | 


Escarole 1 


Endive j 


Escarole 




Cars 


Carlots 


Carlo ts 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1961-62 


















Apr. 7 


14 


76 


90 


7^-1 oo 


• to it 




85-1.00 


QC 


14 


13 


63 


76 


1.00-1.25 


.75-1.00 


1. 


00-1.25 


.85 


21 


25 


72 


97 


1.25-2.00 


. 85-1. 00 


1 


75-2.00 


1.00 


28 


20 


54 


74 


1 7 c i-? 

J-. 1 O OO 


1 rift— 1 50 
-L. uu x. uu 


2. 


00-2. 50 


1 ftft-1 50 
1. UU J.. Ou 


May 5 


29 


47 


76 


-L . 1 *J O* CtO 


± m 50 


2. 


00-2. 50 


1 00-1 95 


12 


32 


69 


101 


2.00-3.00 


1. 50-2. 00 


2. 


50-3.00 


1.50-2.00 


19 


21 


53 


74 


2. 75-3.00 


2. 00-2. 50 


3 


00 


2.50 


26 


24 


44 


68 


2.00-3.00 


1. 50-2. 50 


2. 


50 


2.25-2. 50 


June 2 


20 


19 


39 


3.00 


2.00 


2. 


00-2. 50 


2.25-2. 50 


9 




1 


1 














438 


1,757 


2,195 













Escarole - Endive: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through June 1962 



City 


Carlots Received from — 




Carlots Received from — 


Flo 


rida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail | Truck 


Rail 1 Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail | Truck 


Albany 




35 


10 


45 


Nashville 












Atlanta 




15 


4 


19 


New Orleans 




13 




6 


19 


Baltimore 




38 


10 


48 


New York City 


84 


659 


106 


314 


190 973 


Birmingham 




6 


2 


8 


Philadelphia 


34 


238 


18 


108 


52 346 


Boston 


12 


39 


19 56 


31 95 


Pittsburgh 




53 


5 


43 


5 96 


Buffalo 






12 


12 


Portland, O. 








63 


63 


Chicago 


10 


77 


26 53 


36 130 


Providence, RI 




11 




18 


29 


Cincinnati 




24 


28 


52 


St. Louis 




14 




16 


30 


Cleveland 




46 


75 


121 


Salt Lake City 








25 


25 


Columbia 




6 


2 


8 


San Antonio 




5 




1 


6 


Dallas 




6 


15 


21 


San Francisco 








67 


67 


Denver 






96 


96 


Seattle, Wash. 








25 


25 


Detroit 


2 


7 


1 11 


3 18 


Washington DC 




63 




22 


85 


Ft. Worth 






3 


3 


Witchita, Kan. 












Houston 




3 




3 


Total 


142 


1486 


210 


1301 


352 2787 


Indianapolis 




10 


3 


13 


Montreal 


6 


48 


2 


16 


8 64 


Kansas City 




11 


5 


16 


Ottawa 












Los Angeles 






35 183 


35 183 


Toronto 


73 


14 


25 


7 


98 21 


Louisville 




1 


1 


2 


Vancouver 








12 


12 


Memphis 




6 


2 


8 


Winnipeg 












Miami 




85 


14 


99 


Total 


79 


62 


27 


35 


106 97 


Milwaukee 




1 




1 


TOTAL 


221 


1548 


237 


1336 


458 2884 


Minneapolis 




14 


8 


22 















-59- 



LETTUCE 
1961-62 



The value of Florida's 1961-62 lettuce crop was 
$1,912,000 — 44 percent more than the preceding season and 
26 percent above average. Total production, which includes 
all varieties of lettuce, was 255,000 hundredweight, 8 per- 
cent less than the previous year and 20 percent below aver- 
age. The principal varieties of lettuce included in the esti- 
mate are romaine, boston, iceberg, leaf and bibb. 

Acreage harvested during 1961-62 was 3,000 acres, 
3 percent more than the previous year but 17 percent less 
than average. The yield per acre averaged 85 hundredweight, 
down 10 cwt. from the 1960-61 season, but practically the 
same as average. The season average price was $7. 50 a 
hundredweight — a record high. 

Early fall harvest began mid-October. Weather had 
been favorable for lettuce production. Only light rains were 
received during the early fall months. The dry weather was 
favorable for good quality. By mid-November, harvest was 
active in the Everglades, Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood, Sara- 
sota and other west central counties. Peak level of shipments 
during the fall was near mid-December. The last week of 
December, frost and freezing temperatures resulted in a 
sharp reduction of supplies. 

Loss resulting from the late December cold was 
heaviest in the Central Florida area. Considerable leaf burn 



occurred in the Everglades area; however, harvest continued 
active although considerable stripping of outer leaves was 
necessary. In the Sarasota and Highlands county areas har- 
vest was slowed temporarily by the cold. Again in early 
January cold weather slowed plant growth. 

Weather during the last half of January and most of 
February was favorable for plant growth and development. 
Quality was much improved during February and harvest was 
active all major areas. Frost early in March caused con- 
siderable leaf burn in the Everglades and Zellwood areas. 
Favorable growing weather after the frost resulted in quick 
recovery of the damaged plants. Production loss from the 
early March cold was very minor. 

The weather during April was favorable for growth 
except a brief cold period about mid-month. Near the end 
of April and extending into May high temperatures caused a 
rapid decline in the condition of most acreage remaining for 
harvest. Harvest declined seasonally until the third week of 
May, then dropped sharply. Only a minimum of supplies were 
harvested during June. 

The f. o. b. shipping point prices during the late win- 
ter and early spring were well above average for most var- 
ieties of lettuce. Heaviest shipments of the season were 
during the period of high prices, averaging approximately 30 
carlot equivalents per week. 



Lettuce: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1950-51 through 1961-62 



Acres 



5,500 



5, 000 



4,500 



4, 000 



3, 500 



3, 000 



2, 500 





Production 
1,000 cwt. 

— 700 



600 



500 



400 



300 



200 



100 



1950-51 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



191.0-61 1962-63 



-60- 



Lettuce: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 


Planted 


Harvested 


per 
Acre 


Production 


Value 










1,000 


1,000 


Dollars 


1,000 




Acres 


Acres 


Cwt. 


cwt. 


cwt. 


per cwt. 


dollars 


1952-53 


3, 600 


3, 300 


110 


363 


363 


$ 3. 60 


$ 1, 307 


1953-54 


3, 600 


3, 300 


115 


380 


380 


4. 00 


1,520 


1954-55 


4, 200 


4, 100 


120 


492 


492 


4. 15 


2,042 


1955-56 


5, 300 


4, 300 


110 


473 


473 


3. 75 


1,774 


1956-57 


4, 600 


3, 700 


105 


388 


388 


4. 30 


1,668 


1957-58 


4,800 


3,700 


65 


240 


240 


6. 30 


1,512 


1958-59 


4,200 


3,200 


75 


240 


209 


4.75 


993 


1959-60 


3,700 


3,300 


75 


248 


248 


6.50 


1,612 


1960-61 


3,200 


2,900 


95 


276 


276 


4. 80 


1,325 


1961-62 


3,300 


3,000 


85 


255 


255 


7. 50 


1,912 



Lettuce: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity 
Sold 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


Acres 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 






WINTER 








CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Orange 


350 


300 


100 


30,000 


30,000 


Seminole 


250 


220 


95 


20,900 


20,900 


Sumter 


150 


130 


110 


14,300 


14,300 


Volusia 


75 


75 


80 


6,000 


6,000 


Area Total 


825 


725 


98 


71,200 


71,200 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 












Hillsborough 


100 


100 


90 


9,000 


9,000 


Manatee and Sarasota 


350 


300 


95 


28,500 


28,500 


Other Counties 


475 


425 


71 


30,300 


30, 300 


Area Total 


450 


400 


82 


37,500 


37,500 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


1,400 


1,300 


80 


104,000 


104,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


150 


150 


80 


12,000 


12,000 


STATE TOTAL 


3,300 


3,000 


85 


255,000 


255,000 



Lettuce: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1956-57 


1957-58 



1 

! 1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Marion 


25 


a/ 225 


a/ 45 


a/ 85 






Orange 


250 


300 


150 


225 


420 


300 


Seminole 


250 


275 


225 


175 


325 


220 


Sumter 


350 


325 


300 


275 


80 


130 


Volusia 


140 


100 


75 


60 


50 


75 


Area Total 


1,015 


1,225 


795 


820 


875 


725 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 














Hillsborough 


300 


200 


75 


175 


200 


100 


Manatee & Sarasota 


225 


275 


250 


150 


140 


300 


Other Counties 




300 








425 


Area Total 


525 


775 


325 


325 


340 


825 



-61- continued 



Lettuce: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 (Continued) 



Areas 














and 


1956-57 


190 / -DO 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach 


1 , 975 


1 , 500 


1 , 650 


1, 515 


1 , 000 


1, 300 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Dade 


100 


150 


180 


100 


130 


150 


Other Counties 


85 


50 


250 


540 


555 




STATE TOTAL 


3,700 


3,700 


3,200 


3,300 


2,900 


3,000 



a/ Lake included in Marion. 



Lettuce: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 



County 


1961-62 Season 


Season 
Total 
1960-61 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 


Broward 




2 


3 


4 


7 


6 


3 


1 




26 


25 


Dade 




1 


2 


5 


7 


12 


2 






29 


34 


Duval 




1 


2 


2 


4 


2 


2 


5 


2 


20 


18 


Highlands 




1 


3 


9 


20 


18 


5 






56 


74 


Hillsborough 






4 


4 


2 


2 


3 


2 




17 


12 


Manatee 




1 


3 






5 




1 




10 


3 


Orange 


3 


17 


6 


1 


9 


26 


28 


19 




109 


128 


Palm Beach 


2 


25 


35 


32 


61 


68 


43 


12 




278 


283 


Sarasota 




1 


16 


14 


21 


22 


11 


7 




92 


75 


Seminole 




5 


15 


13 


12 


7 


5 


4 




61 


87 


Sumter 


















1 


1 


3 


Unknown 


2 


1 


2 


2 


1 


2 


4 


3 


1 


18 


12 


Total 


7 


55 


91 


86 


144 


170 


106 


54 


4 


717 


754 



Lettuce: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Method of 


Avg. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 


Shipment 


Load 
















Total 


1957-58 


Rail 


300 


1 


18 


1 


2 




2 


3 


5 




32 




Mixed 


300 


1 


26 


9 


7 


2 


12 


17 


14 




88 




Truck 


320 


4 


90 


86 


49 


27 


69 


86 


77 


5 


493 




Total 




6 


134 


96 


58 


29 


83 


106 


96 


5 


613 


1958-59 


Rail 


300 




5 


7 


3 


2 


3 


4 


3 




27 




Mixed 


300 




9 


18 


15 


17 


15 


11 


6 




91 




Truck 


320 


3 


40 


70 


50 


67 


75 


51 


20 


2 


378 




Total 




3 


54 


95 


68 


86 


93 


66 


29 


2 


496 


1959-60 


Rail 


300 




1 


1 


3 


1 


3 


18 


6 




33 




Mixed 


300 




3 


10 


16 


16 


26 


31 


7 




109 




Truck 


640 


1 


16 


52 


93 


96 


78 


88 


45 


6 


475 




Total 




1 


20 


63 


112 


113 


107 


137 


58 


6 


617 


1960-61 


Rail 


810 




6 


7 


14 


2 


6 


15 






50 




Mixed 


810 




11 


17 


20 


17 


33 


34 


6 




138 




Truck 


640 




44 


58 


122 


100 


115 


86 


39 


2 


566 




Total 






61 


82 


156 


119 


154 


135 


45 


2 


754 


1961-62 


Rail 


810 




6 






1 


7 


1 


2 




17 




Mixed 


810 


2 


9 


11 


11 


24 


31 


16 


7 




111 




Truck 


640 


5 


40 


80 


75 


119 


132 


89 


45 


4 


589 




Total 




7 


55 


91 


86 


144 


170 


106 


54 


4 


717 



-62- 



Lettuce: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


j 

Dec. 


Jan. 


i 

j Feb. 


i 

1 Mar. 
i 


i 

! 

1 Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 




Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1957-58 


1.0 


21. 8 


15. 7 


9. 5 


4.7 


13. 5 


17. 3 


15. 7 


. 8 


100. 


1958-59 


. 6 


10. 9 


19. 2 


13. 7 


17. 3 


18. 8 


13. 3 


5. 8 


. 4 


100. 


1959-60 


.2 


3.2 


10.2 


18. 2 


18. 3 


17. 3 


22.2 


9.4 


1. 


100. 


1960-61 




8. 1 


10. 9 


20. 7 


15.8 


20.4 


17.9 


6. 


. 2 


100. 


1961-62 


1. 


7. 7 


12. 7 


12. 


20. 1 


23. 7 


14. 8 


7. 5 


. 5 


100.0 



Lettuce: Average Price per Cwt. for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


j Jan. 


Feb. 


| Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 




Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1957-58 


7. 00 


4. 25 


6. 60 


6.40 


7.00 


7.40 


6. 50 


7. 50 


7. 00 


6. 30 


1958-59 


5.50 


5. 50 


6.00 


4.40 


4. 70 


3.40 


4. 80 


4. 25 




4. 75 


1959-60 




6. 80 


6. 80 


6. 80 


7. 80 


6. 5-0 


5. SO 


5. 80 


5. 80 


6. 50 


1960-61 




4,50 


5. 60 


4. 80 


4. 50 


4. 20 


4. 50 


7.50 


6. 50 


4. 80 


1961-62 


7. 00 


6. 90 


6. 50 


7.00 


8. 50 


7. 00 


9. 50 


6. 00 


6. 00 


7.60 



Lettuce: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Price Received per 


Crate for Generally Good Qua 


lity 




Lake Okeechobee 


Sanford 


-Oviedo-Zellwood 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Romaine | 


Boston 


Romaine 


Boston 


Iceberg 




Cars 


Car lots 


Carlots 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


19bl-o2 




























1 
















Oct. 14 




I 








































21 




1 


i 






































28 




2 


2 
















Nov. 4 




5 


5 


1. 50-2. 00 


2 


00 










11 


2 


9 


11 


1.50-1.75 


1. 


50-2.00 










18 


4 


10 


14 


1. 50-1. 75 


1. 


50-1. 75 










25 




9 


9 


1. 50-2. 00 


2. 


25-2.50 


1.75-2.00 








Dec. 2 




19 


19 


2.00-2.50 


2. 


50-3.50 


2. 00-2. 50 


2.50-3.00 






9 




18 


18 


1.75-2.00 


2. 


50-3. 00 


1. 75-2.00 


1.75-2.50 


1 


75-2. 25 


16 




21 


21 


. 90-2.25 


1. 


50-2.00 


1.40-2.00 


2.00 


2 


00-2.50 


23 




18 


18 


. 90-1.50 


1. 


50-1. 75 


1.25 


1.75 


1 


75-2.00 


30 




13 


13 


1.00-2.00 


1. 


50-2.50 


1.50 




1. 


50-2.00 


Jan. 6 




11 


11 


1.50-2.00 


2. 


50-3.00 






1. 


50-1. 75 


13 




13 


13 


2.00 — 


2. 


50-3. 00 






1 


50 


20 




18 


18 


1.50-2.00 


2. 


00-3. 00 




2.00 


2. 


50 


27 




19 


19 


1.25-2.00 


2. 


00-2. 50 


1. 65-1.75 


1. 75-2. 00 


2. 


25-2. 50 


Feb. 3 




26 


26 


1.25-2.00 


2. 


00-2.50 




2. 00-2. 25 


3. 


00 


10 




27 


27 


1. 50-3. 00 


2. 


00-4.00 


2.25 


2. 00-2. 25 


3. 


00-3. 50 


17 




31 


31 


2.25-3.00 


3. 


00-4.00 


1. 75-2. 00 




2. 


75-3. 50 


24 


1 


34 


35 


1. 50-2. 25 


2. 


00-3. 50 






2. 


40-2. 50 


Mar. 3 


2 


27 


29 


1. 00-1. 50 


2. 


00-2.50 


1.25 


2.00 


2. 


50 


10 


2 


25 


27 


1. 00-2. 00 


2. 


00-3. 00 


1.25-2.00 


2.00 


3. 


75-4.00 


17 




33 


33 


1. 50-2. 25 


2. 


50-3. 00 


2.00 


2.50 


3. 


50 


24 


1 


33 


34 


1. 25-2. 00 


2. 


50-3. 00 


1.25 


2.50 


4. 


00 


31 


2 


27 


29 


2.00-2.25 


2. 


50-3. 00 


1.75-2.25 


2. 50-2. 75 


3. 


00 


Apr. 7 




24 


24 


2.00-3. 25 


2. 


75-3.25 


2. 25-2. 75 


3. 00-3. 50 


2. 


50-2. 75 


14 


1 


28 


29 


3. 00-3. 50 


3. 


00-3. 50 


3.50 


3.25 


2, 


00 


21 




22 


22 


2.50-3.50 


3. 


50 


3.00 


2. 25-3. 00 


2. 


00-3. 00 


28 




12 


12 


1.50-2.00 


3. 


00-3. 50 


2.25-2.50 


2. 50-3. 00 


3. 


50-3. 75 










-63- 










continued 



Lettuce: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 (continued) 



Week 
Ending 


Out of-state shipments 


Price Received per Crate for Generally Good Quality 


Lake Okeechobee 


Sanford 


-Ov iedo - Z ellwood 


Kail 


Truck 


Total 


Romaine 


Boston 


Romaine 


Boston 


Iceberg 




Cars 


Car lots 


Carlots 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1961-62 


















May 5 


1 


14 


15 


2.00-2. 75 


3.00 


2. 50-2. 75 


2. 50-2, 75 


3.50 


12 


1 


16 


17 


1.50-2.50 


3.00 


2.00-2. 50 


2. 25-2.50 


3. 50 


19 




13 


13 


1.00-2.00 




2.00 


2.00-2.25 




26 




6 


6 


1.25-2.00 


2.50 


1. 50 


2.25 





June 2 — 1 1 1.25-1.50 

9—1 1 

16 1 l 

23 _ rl 1 1 

17 589 606 



Lettuce: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through June 1962 



Carlots Received from- 



Carlots Received from-- 



City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail | Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Albany 


1 


439 


70 


439 


71 


Nashville 






216 


126 


216 


126 


Atlanta 


18 


221 


881 


221 


899 


New Orleans 




11 


104 


760 


104 


771 


Baltimore 


30 


1179 


134 


1179 


164 


New York City 


10 


217 


5906 


1406 


5916 


1623 


Birmingham 


3 


171 


610 


171 


613 


Philadelphia 




76 


2661 


569 


2661 


645 


Boston 


4 


2108 


229 


2108 


233 


Pittsburgh 




23 


1410 


237 


1410 


260 


Buffalo 




846 


64 


846 


64 


Portland, O. 






26 


1091 


26 


1091 


Chicago 


31 


3183 


1041 


3183 


1072 


Providence, RI 






321 


41 


321 


41 


Cincinnati 


19 


949 


303 


949 


322 


St. Louis 




9 


978 


644 


978 


653 


Cleveland 


32 


1470 


381 


1470 


413 


Salt Lake City 






10 


729 


10 


729 


Columbia 


4 


192 


439 


192 


443 


San Antonio 




1 


15 


941 


15 


942 


Dallas 


9 


20 


1391 


20 


1400 


San Francisco 








4385 




4385 


Denver 




8 


1413 


8 


1413 


Seattle, Wash. 






127 


1610 


127 


1610 


Detroit 


4 


1855 


275 


1855 


279 


Washington DC 




54 


837 


146 


837 


200 


Ft. Worth 




18 


451 


18 


451 


Witchita, Kan. 






2 


250 


2 


250 


Houston 


3 


44 


830 


44 


833 


Total 


10 


650 


28661 


33759 


28671 


34409 


Indianapolis 


5 


795 


179 


795 


184 


Montreal 


7 


53 


1199 


89 


1206 


142 


Kansas City 


4 


144 


705 


144 


709 


Ottawa 






211 


37 


211 


37 


Los Angeles 




1 


10130 


1 


10130 


Toronto 


9 


9 


1175 


267 


1184 


276 


Louisville 




517 


97 


517 


97 


Vancouver 






73 


423 


73 


423 


Memphis 


2 


103 


365 


103 


367 


Winnipeg 






200 


61 


200 


61 


Miami 


82 


408 


293 


408 


375 


Total 


16 


62 


2858 


877 


2874 


939 


Milwaukee 




659 


123 


659 


123 


TOTAL 


26 


712 


31519 


34636 


31545 


35348 


Minneapolis 


8 


718 


420 


718 


428 

















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GREEN PEPPER 
1961-62 



Florida pepper growers during the 1961-62 crop year 
grew a record breaking pepper crop — 4,960,000 bushels. 
Compared with the previous year, productionwasupless than 
1 percent butwas 28percentmore than average. The record 
value of $14,429,000 was 14 percent above the previous year 
and 16 percent more than average. 

Harvested acreage was 12,400 acres, a decline of 6 
percent from the previous season, and 7 percent below aver- 
age. Theyield per acre for the entire crop season averaged 
400 bushels. This high yield per acre is well above all re- 
cent years. 

Pepper planting for early fall harvest began in August. 
Dry weather during the early fall resulted in poor stands in 
some fields. Spot resetting was necessary. Early harvest 
was in Central and South Florida areas. Volume of supplies 
continued relatively light until late November. By early 
December harvest was active in the Pompano and Ft. Myers- 
Immokalee areas. Fruit set was good and yields per acre 
were above average. Planting for winter and spring harvest 
was active during the fall. Part of the acreage in Pompano 



and Ft. Myers-Immokalee area that was first picked in the 
fall continued to provide supplies throughout the winter and 
spring. 

In late December, low temperatures and frost burned 
top leaves. Plant growth and fruit development was slowed. 
Harvest continued active and quality held up well. Cold 
weather again in early January caused a set-back to the fields 
in the colder locations in the Pompano and Ft. Myers-Im - 
mokalee areas. Weather during February was favorable 
for plant growth. 

Windy, cold weather the weekof March 4-10 damaged 
the Central Florida crop. Considerable replanting was ne- 
cessary. In North Florida plants damaged by the cold were 
reset. Light harvest of the spring crop in the Plant City 
area began late April. Harvest increased steadily with heavy 
volume being shipped from the area in May. 

Dry weather during most of April and May slowed plant 
growth in North Florida. Where available, irrigation was 
used extensively. Light harvest began the first week of June 
and continued active until early July. 



Green Peppers: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1950-51 through 1961-62 



Acres 



16,000 — 



15,000 



14,000 



13,000 



12,000 — 



11,000 



10,000 



Production 
1,000 bus. 

—75,500 




5,000 



4,500 



4,000 



3,500 



3,000 



2,500 



1950-51 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 1962-63 



-65- 



Green Peppers: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years, 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 


Planted 


lial V Co LC LI 


per 
Acre 


X I UUUt HUH 


VtllllG 










1, 000 


1, 000 


Dollars 


1,000 




Acres 


A.C res 


Bushels 


bushels 


bushels 


per bushel 


dollars 


FALL: 
















1952 


950 


700 


234 


164 


164 


$ 4. 05 


$ 664 


1953 


600 


t:<JL/ 


213 


96 


96 


4. 70 


451 


1954 


1 200 




351 


316 


316 


2. 15 


679 


1955 


1 300 




428 


557 


536 


2. 24 


1,200 


1956 


1, 300 


1,000 


368 


368 


368 


3. 22 


1, 184 


1957 


1, 600 


1,400 


321 


450 


450 


3. 61 


1, 625 


1958 


1 700 


1 , 500 


438 


657 


657 


2. 63 


1, 730 


1959 


1 500 


1 , 000 


261 


261 


261 


5. 46 


1,424 


1960 


1 400 


1 000 


321 


321 


321 


4. 12 


1, 323 


1961 


2 200 


9 i nn 


429 


900 


900 


2. 02 


1, 814 


WINTER: 
















1953 


a snn 


4 ?nn 


356 


1, 496 


1, 496 


2. 70 


4, 039 


1954 


4 600 


4 500 


384 


1, 728 


1, 728 


2. 65 


4,579 


1955 


4 500 


4 400 


450 


1,979 


1,979 


2. 41 


4,764 


1956 


5 000 


4 600 


460 


2,118 


2, 118 


3. 05 


6,464 


1957 


7,000 


6,200 


357 


2,214 


2,214 


2. 63 


5, 828 


1958 


6, 100 


3,100 


179 


554 


554 


8. 31 


4, 604 


1959 




r finn 


314 


1, 761 


1, 761 


3. 14 


5,522 


1960 


s i nn 


a finn 


350 


1, 611 


1, 611 


3. 64 


5, 863 


1961 


p. nnn 


r Qnn 


429 


2,529 


2,332 


2. 28 


5,325 


1962 


R nnn 

o , uuu 


a Qnn 


482 


2, 364 


2,364 


2. 79 


6,598 


SPRING: 
















1953 


8 100 


7 900 


244 


1, 928 


1, 928 


2. 50 


4, 820 


1954 


9 000 


8 900 


232 


2,064 


1,992 


2. 20 


4,382 


1955 


8 700 


8 500 


279 


2,368 


2,236 


2. 10 


4,695 


1956 


r nnn 

o , uu u 


7 500 


268 


2,011 


2,011 


2. 60 


5,236 


1957 


8,900 


7,400 


200 


1,479 


1,479 


4. 06 


6,003 


1958 


8,700 


7,000 


239 


1,675 


1,529 


3. 39 


5, 179 


1959 


8 300 


6, 400 


189 


1,211 


1,211 


3. 98 


4, 814 


1960 


9 000 


7 800 


321 


2,507 


2,296 


2. 45 


5, 634 


1961 


6 700 


6 300 


332 


2,093 


2,093 


2. 86 


5,980 


1962 


6 000 


5 , 400 


314 


1, 696 


1, 696 


3. 55 


6,017 


ALL SEASONS: 
















1952-53 


13 550 


12 800 


280 


3, 588 


3, 588 


2. 65 


9, 523 


1953-54 


1 4 onn 


13 850 


281 


3, 888 


3,816 


2. 47 


9,412 


1954-55 


14 400 


13 800 


338 


4,663 


4,531 


2. 24 


10, 138 


1955-56 


i a onn 


13 400 


350 


4, 686 


4,665 


2. 77 


12,900 


1956-57 


17 200 


14 600 


278 


4,061 


4,061 


3. 20 


13,015 


1957-58 


16,400 


11,500 


233 


2, 679 


2,533 


4. 50 


11,408 


1958-59 


16,400 


13,500 


269 


3, 629 


3, 629 


3. 32 


12,066 


1959-60 


15,600 


13,400 


327 


4, 379 


4, 168 


3. 10 


12, 921 


1960-61 


14, 100 


13,200 


374 


4,943 


4,746 


2. 66 


12, 628 


1961-62 


13,200 


12,400 


400 


4,960 


4,960 


2. 91 


14,429 



-66- 



Green Peppers: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 
and 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 


Counties 


Planted 


1 

1 Harvested 


per 
Acre 


Production 


bold 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 






FALL 








NORTH AND CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Mostly Hillsborough, 












Highlands, and Seminole 


90 


65 


348 


22, 600 


22,600 


FT. MYERS-1MMOKALEE 












Collier 


350 


325 


400 


130,000 


130,000 


Hendry 


275 


275 


525 


144, 400 


144,400 


Lee 


525 


500 


300 


150,000 


150,000 


Area Total 


1,150 


1,100 


386 


424,400 


424,400 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


275 


275 


400 


110,000 


110,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


50 


50 


490 


24,500 


24,500 


Palm Beach (East) 


500 


475 


520 


247,000 


247,000 


Other Counties 


135 


135 


530 


71,500 


71,500 


Area Total 


685 


660 


520 


343,000 


343,000 


STATE TOTAL 


2,200 


2,100 


429 


900,000 


900,000 


WINTER 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


600 


600 


540 


324,000 


324,000 


Hendry 


200 


200 


500 


100,000 


100,000 


Lee 


700 


700 


410 


287,000 


287,000 


Other Counties 


50 


50 


282 


14,100 


14,100 


Area Total 


1,550 


1,550 


468 


725, 100 


725,100 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


75 


75 


300 


22,500 


22,500 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


150 


150 


495 


74,300 


74,300 


Palm Beach (East) 


2,750 


2,650 


495 


1,311,700 


1,311,700 


Other Counties 


475 


475 


485 


230,400 


230,400 


Area Total 


3,375 


3,275 


494 


1,616,400 


1, 616,400 


STATE TOTAL 


5,000 


4,900 


482 


2,364,000 


2, 364, 000 


SPRING 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


950 


900 


230 


207,000 


207,000 


Bradford 


75 


50 


115 


5, 750 


5,750 


Union 


50 


50 


190 


9,500 


9,500 


Other Counties 


50 


50 


150 


7, 500 


7,500 


Area Total 


1,125 


1,050 


219 


229, 750 


229,750 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake 


200 


200 


325 


65,000 


65,000 


Seminole 


200 


175 


230 


40,250 


40,250 


Sumter 


450 


450 


325 


146,250 


146,250 


Other Counties 


35 


35 


300 


10, 500 


10, 500 


Area Total 


885 


860 


305 


262, 000 


262, 000 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 












Hillsborough 


1,250 


1,000 


190 


190,000 


190,000 


Polk 


250 


200 


190 


38,000 


38,000 


Other Counties 


65 


65 


358 


23^250 


23,_250 


Area Total 


1,565 


1,265 


199 


251, 250 


251,250 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


450 


450 


460 


207,000 


207,000 


Hendry 


275 


250 


430 


107,500 


107,500 


Lee (Includes Charlotte) 




300 


377 


113J300 


113,000 


Area Total 


1,150 


1,000 


428 


427, 500 


427,500 






-67- 






continued 



Green Peppers: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 






Crop Year 1961-62 (Continued) 






Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Ono nfri h' 

UU 11 I 1 Ljr 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Sold 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 






SPRING (continued) 






LOWER EAST COAST 












Brov/ard 


50 


50 


400 


20,000 


20,000 


Palm Beach (East) 


900 


850 


480 


408,000 


408,000 


Other Counties 


325 


325 


300 


97,500 


97,500 


Area Total 


1,275 


1,225 


429 


525,500 


525,500 


STATE TOTAL 


6,000 


5,400 


314 


1, 696,000 


1, 696,000 


ALL SEASONS 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


950 


900 


230 


207, 000 


207,000 


Bradford 


75 


50 


115 


5, 750 


5, 750 


Union 


50 


50 


190 


9, 500 


9,500 


Other Counties 


60 


55 


145 


8, 000 


8, 000 


Area Total 


1, 135 


1,055 


218 


230, 250 


230, 250 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake 


200 


200 


325 


65, 000 


65, 000 


Seminole 


225 


200 


250 


50,000 


50,000 




450 








Ufi 9^0 


Other Counties 


35 


35 


300 


10,500 


10,500 


Area Total 


910 


885 


307 


271, 750 


271,750 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 












Hillsborough 


1,250 


1,000 


190 


190,000 


190,000 


Polk 


250 


200 


190 


38,000 


38,000 


Other Counties 


120 


100 


356 


35, 600 


35, 600 


Area Total 


1,620 


1,300 


203 


263, 600 


263, 600 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


1,400 


1,375 


481 


661,000 


661,000 


Hendry 


750 


725 


485 


351,900 


351,900 


Lee (Includes Charlotte) 


1,650 


1,500 


367 


550,000 


550,000 


Other Counties 


50 


50 


282 


14, 100 


14, 100 


Area Total 


3,850 


3,650 


432 


1,577,000 


1,577,000 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


350 


350 


379 


132,500 


132,500 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


250 


250 


475 


118, 800 


118,800 


Palm Beach (East) 


4,150 


3,975 


495 


1,966,700 


1,966,700 


Other Counties 


935 


935 


427 


399,400 


399,400 


Area Total 


5,335 


5,160 


482 


2,484, 900 


2,484,900 


STATE TOTAL 


13,200 


12,400 


400 


4,960,000 


4, 960,000 



Green Peppers: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua 


800 


925 


600 


1,200 


875 


900 


Bradford 


275 


125 


50 


100 


100 


50 


Union 


50 


50 


25 


50 


50 


50 


Other Counties 


50 


50 


25 








Area Total 


1, 175 


1,150 


700 


1,350 


1,025 


1,055 



-68- 



continued 



Green Peppers: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake 


125 


100 


175 


100 


200 


200 


Seminole 


210 


225 


280 


300 


250 


200 


Sumter 


900 


575 


725 


425 


350 


450 


Volusia 


110 


75 


50 


50 


100 





Other Counties 


— 


— 











35 


Area Total 


1,345 


975 


1,230 


875 


900 


885 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 














Haidee 


100 


225 


100 


125 


60 





Hillsborough and 














Manatee 


2,550 


1,475 


1,715 


1,225 


1,205 


1,000 


Polk 


250 


150 


a/ 300 


a/ 300 


a/ 225 


200 


Other Counties 


— 


— 











100 


Area Total 


2,900 


1,850 


2,115 


1,650 


1,490 


1,300 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 














Charlotte 


200 


200 


175 


175 





b/ 


Collier 


300 


325 


525 


915 


1,075 


1,375 


Hendry 


375 


525 


475 


525 


685 


725 


Lee 


650 


575 


900 


1,000 


800 


b/ 1 , 500 


Other Counties 


— 


___ 


___ 








50 


Area Total 


1,525 


1,625 


2,075 


2,615 


2,560 


3,650 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach (West) 


735 


475 


650 


625 


375 


350 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Broward 


2,350 


800 


975 


375 


375 


250 


Martin 


600 


400 


425 








Palm Beach (East) 


3,750 


4,025 


5,150 


4,850 


5,350 


3,975 


Other Counties 








915 


975 


935 


Area Total 
Other Counties 


6,700 
220 


5,225 
200 


6,550 
180 


6,140 
145 


6,700 
150 


5,160 



STATE TOTAL 14,600 11,500 13,500 13,400 13,200 12,400 

a/ Includes Highlands. 

by Charlotte included in Lee. 



Green Peppers: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 













1961 


-62 Season 










Season 


County 






















Season 


Total 




Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


| Total 


1960-61 


Alachua 


















162 


13 


175 


267 


Bradford 














1 


18 


9 


1 


29 


16 


Broward 


2 


130 


397 


577 


678 


794 


427 


180 


8 




3193 


2969 


Collier 




22 


81 


46 


16 


78 


93 


67 






403 


228 


Dade 




5 


16 


16 


18 


29 


16 


6 


1 




107 


77 


Duval 




1 


2 


1 


2 


3 


2 


2 


1 




14 


18 


Hardee 




2 


4 




1 




2 


24 


3 




36 


35 


Hendry 
























4 


Hillsborough 


2 


7 


6 


9 


7 


9 


18 


195 


78 


1 


332 


583 


Lake 
















27 


11 




38 


59 


Lee 




22 


101 


77 


15 


25 


61 


56 


4 




361 


214 


Marion 


1 


1 










2 


5 


10 


1 


20 


25 


Martin 






21 


12 


21 


15 


13 


14 






96 


78 


Orange 






1 








2 


3 


4 




10 


19 


Palm Beach 


5 


96 


143 


161 


137 


155 


118 


93 


5 




913 


779 



-69- 

continued 



Green Peppers: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 (Continued) 













1961 


-62 Season 










Season 


County 


















I .June 




Season 


Total 




Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 1 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 




July 


Total 


1960-61 


Polk 












l 




1 


1 




3 


4 


oeininoie 




a 
o 


1 A 


7 


u 


6 


11 




33 




122 


182 


Sumter 




1 


4 


2 


1 


4 


2 


84 


49 




147 


256 


Union 
















1 


4 


1 


6 


17 


Unknown 




7 


5 


4 


7 


12 


18 


37 


13 




103 


44 


Total 


10 


302 


795 


912 


909 


1131 


786 


850 


396 


17 


6108 


5874 



Green Peppers: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Ave. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 


1957-58 


Rail 


rSU. 

725 




5 


67 


23 


3 


8 


40 


120 


323 


8 


597 




Mixed 


725 




22 


66 


20 


4 


13 


66 


68 


22 


3 


284 




Truck 


750 


3 


109 


276 


318 


120 


174 


291 


420 


460 


15 


2 J 86 




Total 




3 


136 


409 


361 


127 


195 


397 


608 


805 


26 


3,067 


1958-59 


Rail 


725 




3 


145 


198 


165 


62 


129 


72 


44 




818 




Mixed 


725 




18 


116 


140 


95 


71 


74 


38 


13 




565 




Truck 


750 


2 


126 


429 


574 


472 


451 


458 


414 


212 


3 


3J41 




Total 




2 


147 


690 


912 


732 


584 


661 


524 


269 


3 


4,524 


1959-60 


Rail 


750 


2 


9 


10 


68 


62 


152 


307 


239 


321 


3 


1, 173 




Mixed 


750 




6 


33 


92 


102 


139 


122 


70 


38 


2 


604 




Truck 


750 


13 


70 


159 


407 


412 


580 


625 


578 


500 


41 


3J385 




Total 




15 


85 


202 


567 


576 


871 1,054 


887 


859 


46 


5, 162 


1960-61 


Rail 


755 






27 


190 


319 


187 


115 


265 


175 




1,278 




Mixed 


755 




3 


48 


102 


109 


114 


69 


62 


21 


1 


529 




Truck 


750 




24 


274 


595 


654 


648 


642 


780 


433 


na 


4,_068 




Total 






27 


349 


887 1,082 


949 


826 1,107 


629 


18 


5,875 


1961-62 


Rail 


775 




49 


211 


170 


124 


251 


143 


150 


76 


2 


1, 176 




Mixed 


775 




26 


130 


124 


136 


134 


62 


47 


11 




670 




Truck 


750 


10 


227 


454 


618 


649 


746 


581 


653 


309 


15 


4,_262 




Total 




10 


302 


795 


912 


909 1 


, 131 


786 


S50 


396 


17 


6, 108 



Includes 1 car in August. 



Green Peppers: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 




Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1957-58 


. 1 


4.4 


13.3 


11. 8 


4. 1 


6.4 


13.0 


19. 8 


26. 2 


. 9 


100. 


1958-59 




3. 2 


15. 3 


20.2 


16. 2 


12. 9 


14. 6 


11. 6 


5. 9 


. 1 


100. 


1959-60 


.3 


1. 6 


3.9 


11.0 


11. 2 


16. 9 


20.4 


17. 2 


16. 6 


. 9 


100. 


1960-61 




.5 


5.9 


15. 1 


18.4 


16.2 


14. 1 


18. 8 


10. 7 


. 3 


100. 


1961-62 


. 2 


4. 9 


13.0 


14. 9 


14. 9 


18. 5 


12. 9 


13. 9 


6.5 


. 3 


100. 



Green Peppers: Average Price per Bushel for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 




















Total 




Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1957-58 


3. 00 


2. 50 


4.00 


8. 05 


10. 80 


7. 10 


5. 10 


3. 95 


2. 20 


1. 50 


4. 50 


1958-59 


2.40 


4. 55 


2. 20 


2.75 


3. 30 


3.45 


3. 60 


4. 85 


3. 15 




3. 32 


1959-60 


2. 50 


3.00 


6. 70 


4. 75 


3. 80 


2. 80 


2. 65 


3. 10 


1. 65 


I. 40 


3. 10 


1960-61 




4. 90 


4.05 


2. 25 


1. 90 


2.75 


3. 70 


2. 70 


2. 35 


1. 15 


2. 66 


1961-62 


3. 65 


2. 40 


I. 85 


2. 75 


2. 85 


2. 80 


3. 80 


4. 05 


2. 45 


1. 80 


2. 91 



-70- 



Green Peppers: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges, 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 
E nding 


Out-of-state shipments 


rl ILcb ucLclvcU lul ucllcl tilly 


Good Qucility 


Pompano 


Plant City 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Calif. Wonders I World Beaters 


Calif. Wonders 










Dols. per Dols. per 


Dols. per 




Cars 


Car lots 


Car lots 


bushel bushel 


bushel 


1961-62 












Oct. 21 





2 


2 






28 


— 


3 


3 






Nov. 4 


2 


14 


E6 






11 




30 


30 






18 


13 


69 


82 


3.00-3.25 




25 


7 


67 


74 


2.00-2.75 1. 75 




Dec. 2 


45 


86 


131 


1 50-1 75 1 4.0 




9 


35 


98 


133 


1.65-2.10 1.40-1.60 




16 


64 


116 


180 


1.50-2.10 1.50-1.75 




23 


40 


88 


128 


1.50-1.75 1.00-1.25 




30 


46 


103 


149 


2. 25-2. 85 2. 10 




Jan. 6 


57 


136 


193 


2.00-3.00 1.60-1.75 




13 


39 


121 


160 


2.00-4.25 1.75-2.25 




20 


45 


152 


197 


2.25-3.50 2.00-2.75 




27 


26 


147 


173 


2.25-3.00 1.25-2.25 




Feb. 3 


22 


160 


182 


2.50-3.50 2.00-2.25 




10 


33 


187 


220 


3.50-4.50 2.50-3.25 




17 


51 


165 


216 


2.50-3.25 2.00-2.65 




24 


21 


136 


157 


2.25-4.00 1.25-3.00 




Mar. 3 


19 


150 


169 


2 75-4 50 9 50-S 00 




10 


60 


188 


248 


3.00-4. 25 2.00-3.00 




17 


84 


180 


264 


2.25-2.50 2.25-2.50 




24 


58 


161 


219 


2.50-3.50 2.00-2.75 




31 


38 


144 


182 


2.75-3.50 1.50-2.25 




Apr. 7 


42 


157 


199 


3.00-4.50 2.00-3.50 




14 


54 


154 


208 


4. 00-6.00 




21 


21 


133 


154 


4.00-5.75 3.00 


3. 10-6. 70 


28 


23 


129 


152 


4.50-6.25 3.50-4.50 


4.60-8.40 


May 5 


23 


128 


151 


5.00-6.00 4.50-5.00 


6. 00-8. 00 


12 


26 


149 


175 


6.00-6.50 4.00-4.50 


5. 50-7. 00 


19 


56 


178 


234 




3. 50-6. 00 


26 


39 


148 


187 




1.50-4.00 


.T 1 1 n a 9 


10 


91 


101 




2 00-5 00 

Z-i a \J\J U i \J\J 


9 


18 


100 


118 






16 


37 


93 


130 






23 


18 


63 


81 






30 


2 


22 


24 






July 7 


2 


13 


15 






14 




1 


1 






21 




1 


1 








1, 176 


4,263 


5,439 







-71- 



Green Peppers: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through June 1962 



City 


Carlots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from-- 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


i Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Albany 


11 


51 


16 


11 


27 


62 


Nashville 




6 


1 


o 
6 


1 


9 


Atlanta 




70 




34 




104 


New Orleans 


2 


64 


1 


51 


3 


115 


Baltimore 


8 


100 


38 


22 


46 


122 


New York City 


269 


1019 


329 


275 


598 


1294 


Birmingham 




40 




24 




64 


Philadelphia 


120 


324 


148 


98 


268 


422 


Boston 


146 


228 


160 


57 


306 


285 


Pittsburgh 


55 


148 


67 


52 


122 


200 


Buffalo 


17 


22 


32 


12 


49 


34 


"Pi ^ -v-> 4-1 r> »-\ /-4 (~\ 

.Portland, u. 


11 




24 


22 


35 


22 


Chicago 


108 


205 


239 


119 


347 


324 


Providence, RI 


14 


44 


3 


14 


17 


58 


Cincinnati 


19 


27 


37 


34 


56 


61 


ot. .LOUIS 




71 


7 


42 


7 


113 


Cleveland 


56 


75 


50 


111 


106 


186 


oait LicAKe city 


4 


8 


2 


48 


6 


56 


Columbia 




61 


4 


10 


4 


71 


San Antonio 




7b 




245 




321 


Dallas 




50 


1 


68 


1 


118 


San Francisco 


9 


59 


21 


241 


30 


300 


Denver 




43 




91 




134 


beatue , wasn. 




o 

4 


27 


54 


48 


66 


Detroit 


141 


59 


115 


18 


256 


77 


Washington ul 


7 


79 


4 


17 


11 


96 


i t. wortn 




its 




1 1 




OO 


_witcmta, i\.an. 




4 








O Q 
OO 


Houston 




28 


3 


33 


3 


61 


Total 


1046 


3270 


1559 


2709 


2605 


5979 


Indianapolis 


1 


30 




9 


1 


39 


1V1UI1LI cal 


7 


118 


42 


5 


49 


123 


Kansas City 




69 


7 


54 


7 


123 


Ottawa 




9 








9 


Los Angeles 


22 


59 


186 


719 


208 


778 


Toronto 


31 


15 


8 


42 


39 


57 


Louisville 




22 


2 


9 


2 


31 


Vancouver 


3 




11 


12 


14 


12 


Memphis 




30 


1 


20 


1 


50 


Winnipeg 














Miami 




38 


10 


7 


10 


45 


Total 


41 


142 


61 


59 


102 


201 


Milwaukee 


3 


16 


1 


16 


4 


32 


TOTAL 


1087 


3412 


1620 


2768 


2707 


6180 


Minneapolis 


2 


25 


23 


23 


25 


48 

















-72- 



IRISH POTATOES 
1961-62 



The total value of the 1961-62 Irish Potato crop was 
$14,396,000, 9 percent more than the previous year but 15 
percent less than average. The 30,500 acres harvested 
during the crop year was the lowest in the past decade and 
11 percent less than in 1960-61. The crop year was divided 
into two seasons — winter and spring. The winter acreage was 
the smallest since the mid-thirties. All but 11 percent of 
the spring acreage was located in the Hastings area. 

Total production was 4, 633, 000 hundredweight — the 
second lowest in the last 10 years and 20 percent less than 
inl960-61. The 152 cwt. per acreyield was 11 percent less 
than the previous year but 10 percent above average. 

Monthly average prices held relatively steady, rang- 
ing from $2. 90 in February to $3. 40 per cwt. in June. 

Planting for winter production got underway in Octo- 
ber in the Everglades area, followed by plantings in the Balm, 
Ft. Myers-Immokalee and Dade County areas. Dry condi- 
tions in Dade County caused some delay in planting. Most of 
the winter acreage was planted to red-skinned varieties. 



Harvest began in the Everglades about mid-December; Ft. 
Myers-Immokalee and Balm about January 20; and early 
February in Dade County. The cold weather in late Decem- 
ber and early January retarded plant growth slightly but did 
little damage. Favorable weather for vine growth and tuber 
development during most of the growing season contributed 
heavily to the highest winter yield in the last decade. 

In the spring producing areas, planting got underway 
in mid-December and was completed late February. Most 
of the spring aci'eage was white-skinned varieties. The 
Hastings crop is utilized heavily by processors, especially 
for chips. Very minor frost-burn occurred in mid^ April; 
however, dry weather affected yields adversely. Harvest 
began in earliest planted fields on March 27 and was prac- 
tically completed by June. In the Hastings area yields varied 
widely between the local areas. A large part of the acreage 
that was dug early, mostly in Flagler County and the Federal 
Point area yielded very low. As harvest progressed, yields 
obtained in the Tocoi, Elkton and Mills Creek localities were 
much improved. Irrigation was necessary throughout the 
spring growing season. 



Acres 



70,000 



60,000 



50,000 



40,000 



30,000 



20,000 



10,000 



Irish Potatoes: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1950-51 through 1961-62 




Production 
1,000 cwt. 

8,500 




8,000 



7,000 



6,000 



5,000 



4,000 



3,000 



1950-51 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 1962-63 



-73- 



Irish Potatoes: Acreage, Production, and Value in Florida 
Crop Years, 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


STL UUUL.L1UI1 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 


Planted 


Harvested 


per 
Acre 


Production 


of Value 


Value 










1, 000 


1,000 


Dollars 


1,000 




Acres 


Acres 


Cwt. 


cwt. 


cwt. 


per cwt. 


dollars 


WINTER: 
















1953 


15,200 


15,000 


159 


2,385 


2, 385 


$ 3.06 


$ 7,298 


1904 


11, 600 


11, 600 


loo 


9 101 


9 19Q 


9 19 
_ . u_ 


A Q9^ 


1955 


12, 800 


12, 800 


180 


2,304 


2,304 


4. 09 


9,423 


1956 


16, 300 


16, 000 


173 


2,768 


2, 768 


3. 76 


10,408 


1957 


25, 000 


23, 000 


140 


3,220 


2, 9uO 


2. 14 


6, 334 


1958 


17,500 


13,500 


96 


1,296 


1,296 


4. 75 


6, 156 


1959 


12,500 


12,000 


155 


1, 860 


1, 800 


2. 33 


4, 194 


1960 


10,000 


10,000 


11U 


i i nn 
1 , 1 uu 


1 1 rtrt 


4. oo 


1 1 

, liD 


1961 


10,200 


9,700 


135 


1 310 


1 11 rt 


c. . OO 


u , i o-± 


1962 


7,300 


7,200 


185 


1 119 


1 119 


9 Qfi 


O , O DO 


SPRING: (Hastings Area) 














1953 


19,500 


19,300 


153 


2,953 


2, 835 


2. 42 


6, 861 


1954 


17, 000 


17, 000 


1 86 


1 1 fi9 


3, 162 


2. 66 


8, 411 


1955 


21,000 


21, 000 


159 


3,339 


3,339 


3. 85 


12, 855 


1956 


21,000 


21, 000 


168 


3,528 


3,528 


3. 49 


12,313 


1957 


26,000 


26, 000 


145 


3,770 


3,570 


1. 85 


6, 604 


1958 


25,500 


25,500 


155 


3,952 


3, 640 


1. 96 


7, 134 


1959 


21,500 


21,500 


125 


2, 688 


2,500 


3. 08 


7,700 


1900 


23,000 


22, 800 


125 


2 850 


9 s^n 

Ct , OOU 


1 ftrt 

o. ou 




1961 


21,000 


21,000 


190 


3, 990 


3 990 


9 rtQ 


o, ooy 


1962 


20,700 


20, 700 


145 


3, 002 




1 1Q 


y, o ( o 


SPRING: (Other Area) 














1953 


7,700 


7,200 


112 


806 


706 


2. 25 


1, 588 


1954 


4,200 


4, 200 


1 19 


004 


554 


2. 51 


1 , 391 


1955 


4,700 


4, 200 


104 


437 


437 


4. 58 


2,001 


1956 


5,200 


4, 700 


100 


470 


470 


4. 26 


2,002 


1957 


6,000 


5, 300 


117 


620 


546 


1. 78 


972 


1958 


6,900 


5,400 


135 


729 


646 


2. 25 


1,454 


1959 


3,700 


3,500 


105 


368 


368 


3. 35 


1,233 


1960 


4,500 


4,500 


130 


585 


585 


3. 16 


1, 849 


1961 


3,500 


3,400 


150 


510 


510 


2. 31 


1, 178 


1962 


2, 600 


2, 600 


115 


299 


299 


3. 20 


957 


SPRING TOTAL: 














1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 
1957 


27,200 
21,200 
25,700 
26, 200 
32,000 


26, 500 
21, 200 
25, 200 
25,700 
31, 300 


142 

I/O 

150 
156 
140 


3,759 
3,716 
3,776 
3,998 
4,390 


3, 541 
3, 716 
3, 776 
3,998 
4, 116 


2. 39 

2. 64 

3. 93 
3. 58 
1. 84 


8,449 
9, 802 
14, 856 
14, 315 
7,576 


1958 32,400 

1959 25,200 

1960 27,500 

1961 24,500 

1962 23,300 
ALL SEASONS: 


30, 900 
25,000 
27, 300 
24,400 
23,300 


151 
122 
126 
184 
142 


4,681 
3, 056 
3,435 
4,500 
3,301 


4,286 
2 868 
3,435 
4,500 
3,301 


2. 00 

1 11 

3. 69 
2. 12 
3. 19 


8,588 
o, 9oJ 

12, 679 
9, 517 

10.533 


1952- 53 

1953- 54 

1954- 55 

1955- 56 

1956- 57 


42,400 
32, 800 
38,500 
42,500 
57,000 


41,500 
32, 800 
38,000 
41, 700 
54, 300 


148 

1 7ft 
I/O 

160 
162 
140 


6, 144 
5, 839 
6,080 
6,766 
7,010 


5,926 

5, 839 
6,080 

6, 766 
7,076 


2. 66 

2. 52 

3. 99 
3. 65 
1. 97 


15, 747 
14, 727 
24,279 
24, 723 
13,910 


1957- 58 

1958- 59 

1959- 60 

1960- 61 

1961- 62 


49,900 
37, 700 
37, 500 
34 , 700 
30, 600 


44, 400 
37,000 
37, 300 
34, 100 
30,500 


135 
133 
122 
170 
152 


5,977 

4, 916 
4,535 

5, 810 
4,633 

-74- 


5,582 

4, 668 
4,535 

5, 810 
4,633 


2. 65 

6, OX 

3. 92 

2. 29 

3. 11 


14, 744 

1 Q 197 

17, 794 
13,251 
14. 396 



Irish Potatoes: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 
and 


Acreage 


Yield 


X KJlixL 


Production. 


Counties 


Planted 


Harvested 


per 
Acre 




Ol V alUc 




Acres 


Acres 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 






W UN 1 Hi IV 








HILLSBOROUGH 












Hillsborough 


125 


100 


90 


9,000 


9,000 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 












Collier, Hendry, 












and Lee 


1,420 


1,415 


190 


268,500 


268,500 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


1,350 


1,350 


135 


182,500 


182,500 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


4,370 


4,300 


202 


869,000 


869,000 


Other Counties 


35 


35 


86 


3,000 


3,000 


STATE TOTAL 


7, 300 


7,200 


185 


1,332,000 


1.332.000 


SPRING 


HASTINGS 












Flagler 


3,250 


3,250 


150 


487,500 


487,500 


Putnam 


4,750 


4,750 


115 


546,000 


546,000 


St. Johns 


12^700 


12^700 


155 


i^s^oo 


1^968^500 


Area Total 


20,700 


20, 700 


145 


3,002,000 


3,002,000 


WEST FLORIDA 












Escambia 


450 


450 


150 


67,500 


67,500 


GAINESVILLE 












Alachua 


550 


550 


80 


44,000 


44,000 


Bradford and Union 


125 


125 


108 


13 L 400 


13,_400 


Area Total 


675 


675 


85 


57,400 


57,400 


HILLSBOROUGH-SARASOTA 












Hillsborough 


680 


680 


110 


74,800 


74,800 


Other Counties 


70 


70 


150 


10,_500 


10^500 


Area Total 


750 


750 


114 


85,300 


85,300 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


190 


190 


105 


19,800 


19,800 


Other Counties 


535 


535 


129 


69,000 


69,000 


STATE TOTAL 


23, 300 


23, 300 


142 


3, 301,000 


3,301,000 


ALL SEASONS 


HASTINGS 












Flagler 


3,250 


3,250 


150 


487,500 


487,500 


Putnam 


4, 750 


4,750 


115 


546,000 


546,000 


St. Johns 


12^ 700 


12^700 


155 


i^s^oo 


1^968^500 


Area Total 


20, 700 


20, 700 


145 


3,002,000 


3,002,000 


WEST FLORIDA 












Escambia 


450 


450 


150 


67,500 


67,500 


GAINESVILLE 












Alachua 


550 


550 


80 


44,000 


44,000 


Bradford and Union 


125 


125 


108 


13,_400 


13,400 


Area Total 


675 


675 


85 


57,400 


57,400 


HILLSBOROUGH-SARASOTA 












Hillsborough 


805 


780 


107 


83,800 


83,800 


Other Counties 


70 


70 


150 


10,_500 


10J500 


Area Total 


875 


850 


111 


94,300 


94, 300 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 












Collier, Hendry 












and Lee 


1,420 


1,415 


190 


268,500 


265,400 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


1,540 


1,540 


131 


202,300 


202,300 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


4,370 


4,300 


202 


869,000 


869,000 


Other Counties 


570 


570 


126 


72,000 


71,900 


STATE TOTAL 


30, 600 


30, 500 


152 


4, 633,000 


4, 633, 000 



-75- 



Irish Potatoes: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1956-57 through 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1956-57 


1957-58 


iyoo-oy 


1QCQ C A 


±you— ox 


IV O J. — 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


HASTINGS 














Flagler 


5,200 


5,500 


3,900 


3,800 


3,200 


3,250 


Putnam 


5,800 


5,700 


4,600 


4,800 


4,800 


4,750 


St. Johns 


15,_000 


14J300 


13 L 000 


14,_200 


13^000 


12 J00 


Area Total 


26,000 


25,500 


21,500 


22,800 


21,000 


20,700 


WEST FLORIDA 














Escambia 


1,300 


1,700 


825 


1,000 


600 


450 


GAINESVILLE 














Alachua 


1,550 


1,150 


775 


900 


765 


550 


Bradford and Union 


475 


300 


100 


200 


160 


125 


Area Total 


2,025 


1,450 


875 


1,100 


925 


675 


HILLSBOROUGH-SARASOTA 














Hillsborough 


a/ 890 


a/ 475 


a/ 1,050 


a/ 1,275 


1,350 


780 


Other Counties 














350 


70 


Area Total 


890 


475 


1,050 


1,275 


1,700 


850 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 














Collier, Hendry 














and Lee 


7,530 


2,410 


2,250 


1,445 


1,640 


1,415 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach (West) 


3,000 


2,590 


2,300 


2,475 


1,520 


1,540 


OUU In r L*\J l\LL)l\ 














Dade 


10,700 


8,450 


7,200 


6,700 


6, 100 


4,300 


Other Counties 


2,855 


1,825 


1,000 


505 


615 


570 


STATE TOTAL 


54,300 


44,400 


37,000 


37,300 


34,100 


30,500 



a/ Includes Polk, Spring 1957, 1959; Sarasota Spring 1959, 1960. 



Irish Potatoes: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 











1961- 


62 Season 








Season 


County 


















Season 


Total 




December 


January 


February 


March 




April 


May 


June 


Total 


1960-61 


Alachua 














43 


18 


61 


187 


Bradford 




















4 


Broward 


4 


19 


32 


43 




33 


2 




133 


137 


Collier 






1 


64 




83 


1 




149 


223 


Dade 


4 


6 


130 


726 




610 


5 


1 


1,482 


1,352 


De Soto 




















17 


Duval 


1 


4 


5 


7 




11 


18 


6 


52 


50 


Flagler 








7 




475 


196 




678 


894 


Hardee 














1 




1 


4 


Hendry 






2 






1 






3 


8 


Hillsborough 




5 


6 


9 




79 


22 




121 


214 


Indian River 








27 




17 






44 


33 


Lee 


1 


28 


120 


42 




6 


1 




198 


269 


Martin 




















26 


Okeechobee 




















3 


Palm Beach 


39 


187 


64 


44 




47 


37 




418 


423 


Polk 












2 


2 




4 


15 


Putnam 












302 


436 


5 


743 


1, 370 


Sarasota 








1 










1 


26 


St. Johns 


1 


1 




7 




1, 196 


3,352 


26 


4,583 


6,034 


St. Lucie 






1 








1 




2 


2 


Seminole 


1 


3 


20 


5 




22 


9 




60 


91 


Union 














31 


1 


32 


58 


Unknown 


2 


1 


2 


5 




13 


7 


2 


32 


47 


Total 


53 


254 


383 


987 




2, 897 


4, 164 


59 


8,797 


11,487 



Irish Potatoes: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 






Cwt. 






















1957-58 


Rail 
Mixed 


440 
440 


3 



10 


84 
2 


83 


168 


162 


1121 
2 


919 


12 


2, 562 
4 




Truck 


430 


2 


60 


187 


183 


563 


837 


3857 


2891 


154 


8 734 




Total 




5 


70 


273 


266 


731 


999 


4980 


3810 


166 


11, 300 


1958-59 


Rail 


440 




34 


114 


466 


570 


1090 


1145 


14 




3, 433 




Mixed 


440 





2 


7 


5 


3 


1 


1 






19 




Truck 


430 





36 


165 


354 


779 


2201 


2144 


111 




5,_790 




Total 







72 


286 


825 


1352 


3292 


3290 


125 




9, 242 


1959-60 


Rail 


455 





12 


48 


153 


289 


488 


1409 


363 




2, 762 




Mixed 


455 


__ 


2 


5 


2 


5 


7 


6 






27 




Truck 


430 





23 


131 


120 


327 


1498 


2783 


1061 




5 943 




Total 







37 


184 


275 


621 


1993 


4198 


1424 




8, 732 


1960-61 


Rail 


473 





12 


98 


146 


595 


1381 


3474 


264 




5, 970 




Mixed 


450 




4 


8 


5 


6 


1 


5 


1 




30 




Truck 


430 




22 


131 


140 


483 


1574 


2775 


362 




5j_487 




Total 






38 


237 


291 


1084 


2956 


6254 


627 




11,487 


1961-62 


Rail 


500 




18 


110 


213 


590 


1695 


2722 


21 




5, 369 




Mixed 


485 




3 


14 


8 


6 


6 








37 




Truck 


430 




32 


130 


162 


391 


1196 


1442 


38 




3J391 




Total 






53 


254 


383 


987 


2897 


4164 


59 




8, 797 



Irish Potatoes: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 




Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


1957-58 


. 6 


2.4 


2.4 


6. 5 


8. 8 


44. 1 


33. 7 


1.5 


100. 


1958-59 


. 8 


3. 1 


8.9 


14. 6 


35. 6 


35. 6 


1.4 




100. 


1959-00 


.4 


2. 1 


3.2 


7. 1 


22. 8 


48. 1 


16. 3 




100. 


1960-61 


. 3 


2. 1 


2.5 


9.5 


25. 7 


54.4 


5. 5 




100. 


1961-62 


. 6 


2. 9 


4.4 


11. 2 


32. 9 


47. 3 


. 7 




100.0 



Irish Potatoes: Average Price per Cwt. for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 













April 


May 




July 


Season 


Crop Year 


December 


January 


February 


March 


June 


Average 




Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1957-58 


2,85 


3. 75 


5.40 


5. 10 


5. 18 


2. 56 


1. 47 


1.57 


2. 65 


1958-59 


3. 30 


3. 50 


2..10 


2.06 


2. 66 


3. 33 


3. 85 




2. 81 


1959-60 




4. 35 


4. 60 


4.75 


5.56 


3.57 


2.45 




3. 92 


1960-61 




3. 30 


3. 15 


2. 80 


2. 55 


1. 95 


2. 33 




2.29 


1961-62 


3. 15 


3. 10 


2. 90 


2. 95 


2. 89 


3. 30 


3. 40 




3. 11 



-77- 



Irish Potatoes: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 
E nd ing 


Out-of-state shipments 


Prices Received for Generally Good Quality 


Lake Okeechobee 


Dade County 


Hastin 


gs 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Round Reds 


Round Reds 


Round Reds 


Sebagos 










Dols. per 


Dols. per 


Dols. per 


Dols. per 










50 lb. 


bag 


50 lb. bag 


50 lb. bag 


100 lb. bag 




















Dec. 9 






1 












16 


1 


3 


4 


1.75 — 


_- 








23 


ft 
O 


A 
u 


12 


1.75 — 










ift 


11 


19 


30 


1 . DO" 1 . 


( O 








Jan. 6 




28 


43 


1. 50-2. 


00 








13 




1ft 


47 


1. 50-2. 


00 








20 




9Q 

fid 


55 


1. 75-2. 


25 








27 


32 


30 


62 


1 . 75-2. 


o c 








Feb. 3 


49 


35 


77 


1. 75-2. 


o c 
ZO 








10 




19 


66 


1 I7E O 

1. lO-A. 




\_ 85 






17 


S4 


38 


92 


1. 85-2. 


00 


1. 75-1. 85 






24 


58 


48 


106 


1. 85-2. 


00 


1. 75-1. 85 






Mar. 3 


77 


58 


135 






1. 65-1. 85 






10 


112 


61 


173 






1. 75-1. 90 






17 


130 


88 


218 






1. 75-1. 95 






24 


159 


106 


265 






1. 75-1. 85 






31 


157 


105 


262 












Apr. 7 


252 


209 


461 






1. 50-1. 75 




3.00 


14 


394 


308 


702 






1. 50-1. 75 




3_ oo 


21 


480 


299 


779 






l t 50 




3_ oo 


28 


479 


322 


801 


2. 00-2. 


15 




2 10-2 95 


2. 50 


May 5 


753 


1H7 

o O ( 


1 140 


9 ftft-9 


9R 




1. 75-2. 10 


2.00-2.50 


12 


S9ft 


499 


1 94.9 








-L • Ci yj li UU 


2. 00 


19 


701 


356 


1, 057 


1. 75-2. 


25 




1. 20-1. 30 


1 75-2 00 


26 


417 


269 


686 








1. 20-1. 25 


1. 75-2. 00 


June 2 


131 


84 


215 








1. 35 


2. 15-2.50 


9 


11 


18 


29 










2. 50-2. 75 


16 




1 


I 













5,369 3,392 8,761 



Irish Potatoes: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through June 1962 



City 


Car 


iOts Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other 


States 


Total 


Florida 


Other 


States 


Total 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Albany 


40 


16 


366 


401 


406 


417 


Nashville 


23 


5 


608 


211 


631 


216 


Atlanta 


12 


497 


720 


2605 


732 


3102 


New Orleans 


86 


34 


1018 


615 


1104 


649 


Baltimore 


40 


80 


1150 


2160 


1190 


2240 


New York City 


80 


117 10145 


5191 


10225 


5308 


Birmingham 


30 


156 


536 


1075 


566 


1231 


Philadelphia 


191 


113 


2874 


3815 


3065 


3928 


Boston 


29 


28 


3718 


4472 


3747 


4500 


Pittsburgh 


146 


23 


1662 


1208 


1808 


1231 


Buffalo 


101 


5 


337 


1067 


438 


1072 


Portland, O. 


20 


2 


335 


1031 


355 


1033 


Chicago 


512 


2 


8337 


1284 


8849 


1286 


Providence, RI 


29 


8 


231 


746 


260 


754 


Cincinnati 


87 


69 


1600 


901 


1687 


970 


St. Louis 


42 


23 


3548 


613 


3590 


636 


Cleveland 


291 


10 


1279 


2364 


1570 


2374 


Salt Lake City 


4 


12 


72 


641 


76 


653 


Columbia 


17 


101 


143 


1080 


160 


1181 


San Antonio 




14 


810 


912 


810 


926 


Dallas 




31 


1175 


2067 


1175 


2098 


San Francisco 


20 


20 


1457 


3824 


1477 


3844 


Denver 


3 


22 


429 


2929 


432 


2951 


Seattle, Wash. 


32 


1 


1302 


1248 


1334 


1249 


Detroit 


313 


51 


2141 


3144 


2454 


3195 


Washington DC 


69 


32 


728 


1231 


797 


1263 


Ft. Worth 


8 


7 


478 


521 


486 


528 


Witchita, Kan. 




8 


429 


943 


429 


951 


Houston 


3 


20 


1150 


929 


1153 


949 


Total 


2550 


1705 60337 


63815 


62887 


65520 


Indianapolis 


36 


7 


981 


1795 


1017 


1802 


Montreal 


44 




3318 


1023 


3362 


1023 


Kansas City 


19 


31 


1356 


1164 


1375 


1195 


Ottawa 






247 


606 


247 


606 



Irish Potatoes: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through June 1962 (continued) 



City 


Carlots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other 


States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


! Truck 


Los Angeles 


4 


21 


5230 


5865 


5234 


5886 


Toronto 


51 


5 


2169 


971 


2220 


976 


J_iOUlovllie 


83 


56 


776 


1469 


859 


1525 


Vancouver 


19 




503 


1194 


522 


1194 


Memphis 


55 


23 


1043 


584 


1098 


607 


Winnipeg 






269 


1333 


269 


1333 


Miami 




48 


456 


849 


456 


897 


Total 


114 


5 


6506 


5127 


6620 


5 132 


Milwaukee 


75 


5 


857 


740 


932 


745 


TOTAL 


2664 


1710 


66843 


68942 


69507 


70652 


Minneapolis 


50 


7 


860 


2121 


910 


2128 

















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SPINACH 
1961-62 



Florida's spinach production during the 1962 winter season was 4,200 tons--19 percent less than the previous year 
but 22 percent more than average. The farm value of the spinach crop was $137,000, 11 percent less than the previous 
year, but 19 percent above average. 

Florida's spinach crop is grown on the muck land at Zellwood, both in Orange and Lake Counties. Plants made good 
growth until the cold weather the last week of December. Frost and freezing temperatures caused some leaf burn. Harvest 
began early January. Cutting continued active during February and was completed early March. 



Spinach: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida, 
Crop Years 1956 through 1962 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity 
Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 
Value 


Planted 


Harvested 














Dols. per 


1,000 




Acres 


Acres 


Tons 


Tons 


Tons 


ton 


dols. 


1956 


500 


450 


4. 2 


1,900 


1,900 


35. 60 


68 


1957 


1,000 


800 


4. 6 


3,700 


3,700 


35. 00 


130 


1958 


1,000 


500 


3. 6 


1,800 


1,800 


31. 60 


57 


1959 


1, 100 


1,000 


4. 4 


4,400 


4,400 


30. 00 


132 


1960 


1,000 


900 


6.0 


5,400 


5,400 


35. 20 


190 


1961 


1, 100 


900 


5. 8 


5,200 


5,200 


33. 50 


174 


1962 


1,000 


800 


5. 2 


4,200 


4,200 


32. 60 


137 




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SQUASH 
1961-62 



Florida squash production during the 1961-62 crop 
yearwas 1,221,000 bushels, 9 percent less than the 1,348,000 
bushels produced the previous year, but 2 percent more than 
average. The 1961-62 crop was produced from 9,800 acres — 
9 percent less than the previous year, and 13 percent below 
average. Value of the 1961-62 harvested production was 
$3,719,000 — only 2 percent less than the previous yearwhen 
production was 9 percent more. Value of the 1961-62 crop 
was 7 percent more than the 5- year average. 

The average price for squash all season was $3. 05 
per bushel. Highest prices were received during the winter 
period which was the period of heaviest shipments. 

Harvest of the early fall crop began late September 
in North and West Central Florida. Dry weather during late 
Augustand Septemberwas unfavorable for plant growth. The 
per acre yield on much of the early fall crop was very low. 
Most of the North Florida acreage was harvested by mid- 
November. The squash crop in the Plant City area yielded 
very light. Dry conditions contributed to the low yield. 

In the important squash production of Dade County and 
the Pompano area fall harvest began late October. Volume 



shipped from the state reached a fall peak during mid-De- 
cember. During the last week of December frost and freezing 
temperatures extended into all areas except the Lower East 
Coast and Dade County. Harvest continued active in these 
areas although at a reduced level. 

Shipments reached a peak for the season the second 
week of February when 75 carlot equivalents were shipped. 
February weather was favorable for production. Early in 
March and again about mid-April light frost and cold retarded 
growth of the spring crop in Central and North Florida. Har- 
vest in the Lower Coast area continued active until mid-May. 
Mosaic infestation late in the winter and early spring affected 
yields on part of the South Florida acreage. 

Spring acreage in North Florida made favorable growth 
late in the season. Harvest was active during May with very 
light volume being shipped in June. 

The squash estimate includes all varieties; yellow 
crook neck and straight neck, acorn and green varieties. 
Most of the acreage in the Ft. Myers-Immokalee area is 
the acorn variety; acreage in Dade County is heavy to yellow 
varieties. 



Squash: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1950-51 through 1961-62 



Acres 



12,500 



12,000 



11,500 



11,000 



10,500 



10,000 



9,500 




Production 
1,000 bus. 

—.1,800 



1,600 



1,400 



1,200 



1,000 



800 



600 



1950-51 



1952-53 1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 1962-63 



-81- 



Squash: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida, 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 
Value 


Planted 


Harvested 










i nnn 
1, uuu 


1, uuu 


UOllalS 


1 AHA 
1 , UUU 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


bushels 


bushels 


per bushel 


dollars 


T? A T T . 
















1952 


2, 800 


2,200 


76 


167 


167 


$ 3.31 


$ 553 


1953 


2,100 


1,900 


82 


155 


155 


2. 94 


455 


iyo4 


2,800 


2, 600 


11U 


ZOO 


9 ft fi 

Zoo 


O 1 A 

Z. 1U 


b00 


iyoo 


3, 800 


3, 700 


1 1 c 

110 


AO A 
4Z4 


9Q9 

oyo 


i . y o 


7C7 

lot 


1 Q C £ 

iyoo 


3,400 


3,100 


Q1 

yi 


9 ft 1 
Z 01 


9ftl 
ZOl 


Q AO 
O. UZ 


800 


1957 


4,200 


3,500 


107 


376 


326 


2.14 


699 


1 900 


3,900 


3,700 


i aa 
1UU 


OCA 

ooy 


ooy 


O A A 
i, 4U 


884 


1959 


4,000 


3,300 


81 


267 


267 


4. 53 


1,209 


iyou 


3,600 


3, 100 


117 
11 f 


ooz 


OOZ 


2. 60 


942 


i qci 


3,900 


3,200 


1 1 Q 

iiy 


9ft 1 
001 


901 

OOl 


1. 03 


720 


WITMTFR- 

W UN J. X_/ 1 \ . 
















1953 


4,400 


4,100 


95 


390 


390 


2. 94 


1, 148 


1954 


3, 800 


3,700 


124 


457 


457 


3. 11 


1,421 


1 QS^ 


4, 300 


4,100 


1 91 
1 «31 


COO 

aoo 


COO 

OoO 


o cc 
<£. DO 


1 , 424 


1956 


4,400 


3,900 


1 l*± 


AAR 
440 


A A ^ 

440 


O >l j| 

0. 44 


1, 533 


1957 


4,400 


4,200 


1 91 
La J. 


c n a 
1 U 


CIA 

01U 


o o 

J. -O 


1 , 648 


1958 


4,200 


1, 600 


71 


114 


114 


5. 89 


672 


1959 


4,400 


3,700 


00 


oJ. ( 


ol / 


4. 78 


1, 516 


1960 


5,000 


4,400 


131 


576 


576 


3. 65 


2, 105 




4, 600 


4, 100 


1 fi 
loo 


00 f 


DDI 


3. 36 


1, 872 


1962 


4,200 


3,900 


138 


S 9ft 
O 


Kill 
OoO 


O 7Q 
O. /0 


O AO/* 

I, Oot 


SPRING- 
















1953 


4,200 


3, 800 


90 


343 


343 


2. 18 


749 


1954 


4,500 


4,200 


95 


400 


331 


1. 70 


563 


1955 


4,000 


4,000 


1 1 A 
1 14 


40 ( 


400 


2. 35 


941 


1956 


4,300 


3,800 


1 in 

i iy 


/ICO 

40.£ 


431 


2. 06 


887 


1957 


4,400 


3,600 


y l 


Jib 


326 


3. 44 


1, 123 


1958 


6,000 


5,500 


114 


629 


569 


2. 18 


1,243 


1959 


4,500 


3,600 


ob 


310 


310 


3. 44 


1,066 


1960 


5,200 


4, 600 


126 


581 


521 


2. 35 


1,226 


lyoi 


3, 800 


3,600 


119 


429 


398 


2.43 


969 


1962 


3,200 


2, 700 


119 




302 


3. 20 


965 


ALL SEASONS: 
















1952-53 


11,400 


10, 100 


89 


900 


900 


2.72 


2,450 


1953-54 


10,400 


9,800 


103 


1,012 


943 


2. 59 


2,439 


1954-55 


11, 100 


10, 700 




1 , .£01 


1, 224 


2. 42 


2, 965 


1955-56 


12,500 


11,400 


1 1 fi 
1 1 o 


1 OOl 
1 , JZ1 


1, 269 


2. 61 


3, 187 


1956-57 


12,200 


10,900 


1 fl9 


1,117 


1,117 


3. 24 


3, 621 


1957-58 


14,400 


10,600 


106 


1, 119 


1 009 




u , O J. 4 


1958-59 


12,800 


11,000 


91 


996 


996 


3.48 


3,466 


1959-60 


14,200 


12,300 


116 


1,424 


1,364 


3. 33 


4,540 


1960-61 


12,000 


10,800 


125 


1,348 


1, 317 


2. 87 


3,783 


1961-62 


11,300 


9, 800 


125 


1,221 


1,221 


3.05 


3, 710 



-82- 



Squash: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


per 
Acre 


Production 


Sold 



Acres Acres Bushels Bushels Bushels 



FALL 



WEST FLORIDA 












All Counties 


25 


25 


60 


1, 500 


1, 500 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


150 


75 


70 


5, 250 


5, 250 


Gilchrist 


50 


40 


55 


2, 200 


2, 200 


Marion 


350 


270 


50 


13,500 


13, 500 - 


Union 


100 


65 


90 


5, 850 


5, 850 


Other Counties 


125 


75 


53 


3j_950 


3^950 


Area Total 


775 


525 


59 


30, 750 


30, 750 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Seminole 


50 


50 


135 


6, 750 


6, 750 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 












Hillsborough 


350 


310 


60 


18, 600 


18, 600 


Manatee 


50 


30 


60 


1, 800 


1, 800 


Polk 


50 


40 


60 


2 L 400 


2,_400 


Area Total 


450 


380 


60 


22,800 


22, 800 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


400 


360 


210 


75,600 


75, 600 


Lee 


300 


210 


125 


26,300 


26,300 


Other Counties 


50 


50 


122 


6 J 00 


6J00 


Area Total 


750 


620 


174 


108,000 


108,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


250 


200 


145 


29,000 


29,000 


Palm Beach (East) 


600 


550 


115 


63,200 


63,200 


Palm Beach (West) 


100 


100 


140 


14,000 


14,000 


Dade 


900 


750 


140 


105J300 


105^000 


Area Total 


1, 850 


1, 600 


132 


211,200 


211,200 


STATE TOTAL 


3,900 


3,200 


119 


381,000 


381,000 


WINTER 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


200 


200 


110 


22,000 


22,000 


Lee 


270 


220 


135 


29,700 


29, 700 


Other Counties 


130 


55 


115 


6 L 300 


6,_300 


Area Total 


600 


475 


122 


58,000 


58,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


300 


275 


110 


30,300 


30,300 


Palm Beach (East) 


1,500 


1,425 


140 


199,500 


199,500 


Dade 


1^800 


1^725 


145 


250j_200 


250^200 


Area Total 


3, 600 


3,425 


140 


480,000 


480,000 


STATE TOTAL 


4,200 


3,900 


138 


538,000 


538, 000 


SPRING 


WEST FLORIDA 












All Counties 


75 


75 


90 


6,800 


6, 800 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


100 


85 


190 


16, 150 


16, 150 


Marion 


300 


250 


100 


25,000 


25,000 


Union 


50 


50 


175 


8,750 


8, 750 


Other Counties 


120 


120 


95 


11^400 


11^400 


Area Total 


570 


505 


121 


61,300 


61, 300 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Seminole 


65 


65 


120 


7, 800 


7, 800 


Sumter 


50 


50 


100 


5,000 


5,000 


Other Counties 


40 


40 


120 


4J300 


4^800 


Area Total 


155 


155 


114 


17,600 


17,600 






-83- 






continued 



Squash: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


per 




Sold 


Counties 


Acre 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 






SPRING (Continued) 






HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 












Hardee 


OVJ 


40 


80 


3,200 


3,200 


Hillsborough 


950 


800 


100 


80,000 


80,000 


Manatee 


100 


75 


95 


7, 100 


7,100 


Polk 


^n 


50 


100 


5,000 


5,000 


Other Counties 




25 


100 


2,_500 


2,_500 


Area Total 


1 175 


990 


99 


97, 800 


97, 800 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


150 


140 


160 


22,400 


22,400 


Lee 




185 


160 


29, 600 


29, 600 


Other Counties 


50 


50 


100 


5 L 000 


5J)00 


Area Total 


450 


375 


152 


57,000 


57,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


125 


100 


80 


8,000 


8,000 


Dade 


400 


300 


95 


28,500 


28,500 


Palm Beach (East) 


250 


200 


125 


25 L 000 


25,000 


Area Total 


775 


600 


102 


61,500 


61,500 



STATE TOTAL 3, 200 2, 700 112 302, 000 302,000 



ALL SEASONS 



WEST FLORIDA 












All Counties 


100 


100 


83 


8, 300 


8, 300 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


250 


160 


134 


21,400 


21,400 


Gilchrist 


50 


40 


55 


2,200 


2,200 


Marion 


650 


520 


74 


38,500 


38,500 


Union 


150 


115 


127 


14, 600 


14, 600 


Other Counties 


245 


195 


83 


15 L 350 


15,350 


Area Total 


1, 345 


1,030 


89 


92,050 


92,050 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Seminole 


115 


115 


127 


14,550 


14,550 


Sumter 


50 


50 


100 


5,000 


5,000 


Other Counties 


40 


40 


120 


4,_800 


4,800 


Area Total 


205 


205 


119 


24,350 


24,350 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 












Hardee 


50 


40 


80 


3,200 


3,200 


Hillsborough 


1,300 


1, 110 


89 


98,600 


98,600 


Manatee 


150 


105 


85 


8,900 


8,900 


Polk 


100 


90 


82 


7,400 


7,400 


Other Counties 


25 


25 


100 


2^500 


2J300 


Area Total 


1, 625 


1, 370 


88 


120, 600 


120, 600 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 










Collier 


750 


700 


171 


120,000 


120,000 


Lee 


820 


615 


139 


85,600 


85, 600 


Other Counties 


230 


155 


112 


17^400 


17,400 


Area Total 


1, 800 


1,470 


152 


223,000 


223, 000 


LOWER EAST COAST 








Broward 


675 


575 


117 


67, 300 


67, 300 


Dade 


3, 100 


2,775 


138 


383,700 


383,700 


Palm Beach (East) 


2, 350 


2,175 


132 


287, 700 


287,700 


Palm Beach (West) 


100 


100 


140 


14 L 000 


14,000 


Area Total 


6,225 


5, 625 


134 


752, 700 


752, 700 


STATE TOTAL 


11, 300 


9, 800 


125 


1,221,000 


1,221,000 



-84- 



Squash: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 



Areas 














and 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Whibl r LURIDA 














Gadsden 


150 


50 





100 


75 





Other Counties 









50 


25 


100 


Area Total 


150 


50 


■ 


150 


100 


100 


iNUrl J. n r L/UrUDA 














Alachua 


200 


225 


200 


145 


225 


160 


Bradford 


100 


75 


50 


50 


25 




Gilchrist 


25 


25 


50 


25 




40 


Hamilton 


100 


100 


100 


75 


25 





Jefferson 


250 


75 


75 











Levy 


75 


75 


75 


100 


50 





Madison 


150 


150 


150 


75 


50 





Marion 


825 


750 


750 


875 


775 


520 


Union 


125 


150 


175 


100 


125 


115 


Other Counties 















195 


Area Total 


1, 850 


1, 625 


1, 625 


1,445 


1,275 


1,030 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Orange and Seminole 


150 


100 


150 


100 


95 


115 


Sumter 


50 


50 


25 


50 


25 


50 


Volusia 




25 


25 


25 






Other Counties 




zzr 








40 


Area Total 


200 


175 


200 


175 


120 


205 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 














Hardee 


100 


150 


150 


125 


75 


40 


Hillsborough 


1, 350 


1, 600 


1, 150 


1, 575 


1, 400 


1, 110 


Manatee 


100 


175 


175 


125 


115 


105 


Polk 


100 


100 


100 


150 


140 


90 


Other Counties 


25 


25 








25 


Area Total 


1, 675 


2, 050 


1, 575 


1, 975 


1, 730 


1, 370 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 














Collier 


775 


400 


575 


455 


700 


700 


Hendry 


525 


450 


425 


325 


325 




Lee 


375 


475 


525 


1, 275 


950 


615 


Other Counties 












155 


Area Total 


1, 675 


1, 325 


1, 525 


2, 055 


1, 975 


1, 470 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Broward 


1, 750 


1, 300 


1, 050 


1, 150 


850 


575 


Dade 


1,000 


1,450 


2,200 


2, 600 


2,500 


2, 775 


Martin 


200 


100 





— 


— 




Palm Beaeh (East) 


2, 150 


2, 000 


2, 250 


2, 400 


2, 050 


2, 175 


Palm Beach (West) 




250 


175 


125 




100 


Area Total 


5, 100 


5, 100 


5, 675 


6,275 


5,400 


5, 625 


Other Counties 


250 


275 


400 


225 


200 




STATE TOTAL 


10,900 


10, 600 


11,000 


12, 300 


10, 800 


9, 800 



Squash: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 



County 


1961-62 Season 


Season 
Total 
1960-1961 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 


Alachua 














1 


12 


4 


17 


12 


Broward 


14 


60 


123 


133 


162 


97 


64 


23 


1 


677 


727 


Collier 




2 


5 


11 


4 


2 


6 


9 




39 


11 


Dade 


4 


36 


38 


33 


39 


34 


10 


3 


1 


198 


153 


Duval 




2 


2 


1 


2 


2 


1 


3 


1 


14 


24 



continued 

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Squash: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 (Continued) 



County 










1961- 


G2 Season 










Season 
Total 
1960-61 


Oct. 


Nov. 


! Dec. 


1 Jan. 


! Feb. 


1 

] Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


j 

i June 


Season 
i Total 


Hardee 


n 

z 


i 
l 










i 


3 




7 


7 


Hendry 






















1 


Hillsborough 


*18 


24 


8 


7 


6 


7 


21 


73 


7 


171 


263 


Lee 


1 


3 


8 


8 


14 


7 


9 


5 




55 


67 


Marion 


13 


1 










5 


12 


1 


32 


89 


Martin 








X 




1 








2 


3 


Orange 




1 




1 






1 


1 


1 


5 


5 


Palm Beach 


10 


47 


59 


66 


54 


35 


26 


18 


1 


316 


314 


Polk 




















— 


5 


St. Lucie 




1 












1 




2 


4 


Sarasota 






















2 


Seminole 


2 


5 


3 


2 


2 


1 


11 


17 


2 


45 


52 


Sumter 


2 


1 










1 


5 


1 


10 


11 


Union 


2 


2 










1 


8 




13 


17 


Unknown 


3 


3 


3 


4 


4 


4 


3 


10 


1 


35 


24 


Total 


71 


189 


249 


267 


287 


190 


161 


203 


21 


1638 


1791 



Includes September Shipments. 



Squash: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jim. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 






Bushel 






















1957-58 


Rail 


585 . 


5 


1 




2 






3 


24 


1 


36 




Mixed 


585 


3 


22 


10 


5 


1 


2 


38 


33 


3 


117 




Truck 


650 


*69 


203 


122 


68 


20 


45 


329 


343 


30 


2 


1J231 




Total 




77 


226 


132 


75 


21 


47 


370 


400 


34 2 


1,384 


1958-59 


Rail 


585 


2 


1 


3 


1 






3 


3 




13 




Mixed 


585 


4 


14 


20 


14 


8 


7 


13 


7 




87 




Truck 


650 


*90 


181 


166 


145 


122 


143 


186 


172 


13 


1,_218 




Total 




96 


196 


189 


160 


130 


150 


202 


182 


13 


1, 318 


1959-60 


Rail 


750 




3 




1 




3 


8 


20 




35 




Mixed 


750 




1 


10 


16 


15 


22 


12 


16 


1 


93 




Truck 


650 


*57 


125 


140 


241 


197 


317 


322 


295 


31 


1 


1 J26 




Total 




57 


129 


150 


258 


212 


342 


342 


331 


32 


1 


1, 854 


1960-61 


Rail 


790 








1 






18 


1 




20 




Mixed 


790 




6 


14 


16 


32 


15 


17 


4 




104 




Truck 


650 


♦52 


191 


221 


245 


230 


23» 


344 


135 


11 


1J)67 




Total 




52 


197 


235 


262 


262 


253 


379 


140 


11 


1, 791 


1961-62 


Rail 


690 




2 


4 


17 


9 




3 


4 




39 




M ixed 


690 


1 


6 


17 


18 


21 


8 


4 


6 


1 


82 




Truck 


650 


*70 


181 


228 


232 


257 


182 


154 


193 


20 


1J317 




Total 




71 


189 


249 


267 


287 


190 


161 


203 


21 


1, 638 



Includes September Shipments. 



Squash: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 




Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1957-58 


5. 6 


16. 3 


9.5 


5.4 


1.5 


3.4 


26. 7 


28. 9 


2. 5 


. 2 


100. 


1958-59 


7. 3 


14. 9 


14. 3 


12. 1 


9. 9 


11. 4 


15. 3 


13. 8 


1.0 




100. 


1959-60 


3. 1 


7.0 


8. 1 


13.9 


11.4 


18.4 


18. 5 


17.9 


1. 7 




100. 


1960-61 


2. 9 


11.0 


13. 1 


11. (i 


14. 6 


14. 1 


21. 2 


7. 8 


. 7 




100. 


1961-62 


4. 3 


11. 6 


15. 2 


16. 3 


17. 5 


11.6 


9. 8 


12. 4 


1.3 




100. 



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Squash: Average Price per Bushel for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 

























Season 


Crop Yg&f 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jcin 


Feb. 


Mar 


Apr. 


iviay 


June 


Average 




Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1957-58 


2.30 


1. 95 


1. 60 


3. 10 


4. 90 


6. 10 


7. 30 


2. 70 


1. 75 


1. 45 


2.59 • 


1958-59 


1, 80 


1. 80 


1. 95 


3. 10 


4.05 


5. 40 


5. 00 


4. 00 


2. 95 


1. 95 


3.48 


1959-60 


2. 15 


4. 65 


5. 10 


4. 15 


3.45 


5.20 


3. 40 


2. 75 


1. 95 


1.90 


3. 33 


1960-61 


1. 85 


1. 85 


2.30 


3.05 


3. 10 


3. 30 


3. 75 


2. 25 


2. 85 


2. 50 


2. 87 


1961-62 




1. 60 


2. 10 


1. 80 


3. 75 


2. 95 


5. 10 


4. 45 


2. 35 


1. 40 


3. 05 



Squash: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state 


Prices Received for Generally Good Qua 


Lity 


shipments 


Pompano 


Dade County 


Plant City _ 


Truck 


Yellow Straights | 


Italian 


Acorn 


Yellow Crooks 


Yellow C roots 






Dols. per 


Dols. per 


Dols. per 


Dols. per 


Dols. per 




Car lots 


5/9 Bu. Crt. 


1/2 Bu. Bkt. 


1 1/9 Bu. Crt. 


bushel 


bushel 



Jan. 



1961-62 
Sept. 30 

Oct. 7 
14 
21 
28 

Nov. 4 
11 
18 
25 

Dec. 2 
9 
16 
23 
30 

6 
13 
20 
27 

Feb. 3 
10 
17 

24 

Mar. 3 
10 
17 
24 
31 

Apr. 7 
14 
21 

28 

May 5 
12 
19 
26 

June 2 
9 
16 
23 



7 
13 

9 
23 

31 
34 
47 
55 

47 
68 
64 
43 
35 

38 
42 
67 
62 

53 
75 
64 
60 

56 
41 
48 
34 
35 

32 
36 
33 
43 

57 
57 
47 
28 

17 

9 
4 

2_ 

1,517 



1. 75-2. 50 
1.25-2.25 



1.00-1. 75 
1.25-2.00 
1.00-1.50 
. 75-1. 50 
1. 50-2. 25 

3. 25-4. 00 
3.00-4.50 
1. 75-3. 50 
2. 00-2. 50 

1. 50-3. 00 
2.00-2.25 
1. 25-2. 00 
2.00-3.50 

3. 30-5.00 
2. 00-5.00 
4.00-5.00 
2.00-5.00 
3.50-5.00 

4.00-5.00 
4. 00-4. 50 
2.00-3.50 
2.00 

1.50-1. 75 



2. 


00- 


2. 


50 




75- 


2. 


25 




75- 


2. 


00 




75- 


1 


50 


1. 


25- 


1 


75 




75- 


1. 


25 


1. 


50 






1. 


25- 


4. 


00 


3. 


00- 


4. 


50 


1. 


75- 


4. 


50 


2. 


50- 


3. 


25 


2. 


00- 


3. 


50 


2. 


00- 


3. 


00 


1. 


25- 


2. 


00 


1. 


25- 


2. 


00 


1. 


50- 


5. 


50 


3. 


00- 


5. 


50 


4. 


50- 


6. 


00 


3. 


00- 


3. 


75 


3. 


00- 


4. 


50 


2. 


00- 


5. 


00 


3. 


00- 


4. 


00 


2. 


50- 


4. 


00 


2. 


25- 


3. 


50 



3. 25-3. 50 



2. 


00 






2. 


00 






2. 


00- 


2. 


50 


2. 


50 






2. 


50 






2. 


50 






2. 


25- 


2. 


75 


2. 


25- 


2. 


50 


2. 


10- 


2. 


50 


2. 


25- 


2. 


50 


2. 


25- 


2. 


50 


2. 


40- 


2. 


50 


2. 


40- 


2. 


50 


2. 


50- 


2. 


75 


2. 


50- 


3. 


00 


4. 


50- 


5. 


00 


5. 


50- 


6. 


00 


3. 


50- 


6. 


00 


4. 


00- 


4. 


50 


3. 


50- 


4. 


00 


3. 


00- 


3. 


50 


2. 


75- 


3. 





2. 


50 







2. 50 



1. 


50- 


2. 


00 


2. 


50 






2. 


50- 


3. 


00 


1. 


75- 


2. 


50 


1. 


50- 


3. 


50 


1. 


50- 


3. 


50 


1. 


50 






1. 


50 






3. 


00 






5. 


00 






5. 


00- 


6. 


00 


3. 


00- 


6. 


00 


3. 


00- 


3. 


50 


2. 


50- 


6. 


00 


2. 


50- 


3. 


50 


3. 


50- 


4. 


00 


2. 


50- 


4'. 


00 


4. 


50- 


5. 


00 


5. 


00 






5. 


00- 


8. 


00 


7. 


00 






7. 


00- 


8. 00 


8. 


00 







8. 50-11. 00 
3.50 -7.90 
4.30 -7.00 

1. 70-4. 60 
1.20-4. 10 
1.00-4.00 
1. 80-6.00 



-87- 



Squash: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through June 1962 



City 


Car lots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail I Truck 


i 1 

Rail | Truck 


[ 

Rail | Truck 


Rail | Truck 


Rail | Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Albany 


9 


33 


42 


Nashville 


2 


5 


— 


7 


Atlanta 


105 


70 


175 


New Orleans 


26 


21 


— 


47 


Baltimore 


25 


20 


45 


New York City 


8 226 


4 281 


12 


507 


Birmingham 


55 


44 


99 


Philadelphia 


46 


94 


— 


140 


Boston 


69 


4 477 


4 546 


Pittsburgh 


21 


17 


— 


38 


Buffalo 


1 


— ' 45 


46 


Portland, O. 


3 


82 


3 


82 


Chicago 


9 45 


3 105 


12 150 


Providence, RI 


15 


50 


— 


65 


Cincinnati 


14 


22 


36 


St. Louis 


10 


9 


— 


19 


Cleveland 


22 


1 122 


1 144 


Salt Lake City 




34 


— 


34 


Columbia 


61 


31 


92 


San Antonio 


47 


88 


— 


135 


Dallas 


64 


. — 94 


158 


San Francisco 


26 


357 


— 


383 


Denver 


30 


144 


174 


Seattle, Wash. 


11 1 


1 134 


12 


135 


Detroit 


19 


1 56 


1 75 


Washington DC 


35 


29 


— 


64 


Ft. Worth 


12 


23 


35 


Witchita, Kan. 


— 


14 


— 


14 


Houston 


36 


11 


47 


Total 


40 1124 


16 3449 


56 


4573 


Indianapolis 


2 


3 


5 


Montreal 


11 


1 2 


1 


13 


Kansas City 


9 


10 


19 


Ottawa 










Los Angeles 


9 23 


i 875 


10 898 


Toronto 


4 1 


106 


4 


107 


Louisville 


— 9 


5 


14 


Vancouver 


2 


28 


2 


28 


Memphis 


20 


22 


42 


Winnipeg 




5 




5 


Miami 


32 


7 


39 


Total 


6 12 


1 141 


7 


153 


Milwaukee 


2 


3 


5 


TOTAL 


46 1136 


17 3590 


63 


4726 


Minneapolis 


5 


1 12 


1 17 













-88- 



STRAWBERRIES 
1961-62 



Florida's strawberry crop in 1961-62 established a 
record high value of $4,740,000. Higher prices and a sharp 
increase in production contributed to the establishment of the 
record high value. 

Production was 13,490,000 pounds — 56 percentmore 
than the previous season and 128 percent more than average. 
The 1961-62 production was more than 5 times the very low 
production of 2,600,000 pounds produced in 1957-58. 

Strawberry production has increased sharply each 
year since 1958 even though acreage harvested has shown 
only a small change. The sharp increases in production have 
been the resultof higher yields per acre. The 1961-62 yield 
per acre was 7,100 pounds, a record high. Increases in 
yield per acre have trended up for the last 5 years. 

The major area of production in Florida has shifted 
from the Plant City section to the Lower East Coast area. 
Approximately 70 percent of the total production in 1961-62 
was from the Lower East Coast area. 

Light transplanting for early fall harvest began late 
September in all areas. By mid-October transplanting was 



active although dry weather was determential to freshly set 
transplants. Dry conditions were offset by the extensive use 
of irrigation. Plants made good growth during October and 
November. Stands were good on most acreage even though 
conditions were dry when set. 

Older plantings had small berries set by early De- 
cember in the Lower East Coast area and bloom buds were 
visible onplants inCentral Florida. Light harvest began mid- 
December. Frost and freezing temperatures late December 
resulted in some production loss in the Plant City Area. 
There was no damage from the cold in the Lower EastCoast 
area. Harvest increased steadily during the month. 

Weather during February was favorable for plant 
growth and berry development. Harvest continued active all 
areas except Starke. Cold weather early March resulted in 
some bloom loss in Central and North Florida. Berry size 
was small on most harvesting's along the Lower East Coast 
during March. In the Plant City area, volume of supplies 
were declining seasonally; however, size and quality were 
good. Harvest in the North Florida area, principally Starke 
began during March and continued active during April. Har- 
vest was completed in all areas by late April. 



Strawberries: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1950-51 through 1961-62 



Acres 



7,000- 



6,000 



5,000 



4,000 



3,000- 



2,000 



1,000 




Production 
1,000 lbs 

14,000 



12,000 



10, 000 



8, 000 



6,000 



4,000 



2,000 



1950-51 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 1962-63 



-89- 



Strawberries: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida, 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 
Value 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 










1, 000 


1,000 


Cents 


1,000 




Acres 


Acres 


Pounds 


pounds 


pounds 


per pound 


Dollars 


WINTER: 
















1952-53 


3,800 


3,700 


2,190 


8, 103 


8,103 


27.1 


2, 198 


1953-54 


2,800 


2,600 


2,260 


5,876 


5,876 


32. 7 


1,922 


1954-55 


3,400 


3,400 


3,070 


10,438 


10,438 


27. 7 


2,892 


1955-56 


3, 700 


3,700 


2, 860 


10,582 


10,582 


27.4 


2,897 


1956-57 


3, 600 


3,500 


1,700 


5,950 


5,950 


29. 5 


1,757 


1957-58 


2,600 


2,000 


1,300 


2, 600 


2, 600 


26.0 


675 


1958-59 


1,500 


1,500 


2,200 


3, 300 


3,300 


41.5 


1,370 


1959-60 


1,400 


1,400 


5,100 


7,140 


7,140 


38.2 


2,728 


1960-61 


1,900 


1,800 


4,800 


8, 640 


8,640 


32. 5 


2, 812 


1961-62 


2,000 


1,900 


7, 100 


13,490 


13,490 


35. 1 


4,740 



Strawberries: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 


and 






per 








Production 


Sold 


Counties 


Planted 


Harvested 


Acre 





Acres Acres Pounds Pounds Pounds 



WINTER 



NORTH FLORIDA 












Bradford 


200 


190 


6,700 


1,273, 000 


1,273,000 


Other Counties 


25 


10 


1,_800 


18^000 


18^000 


Area Total 


225 


200 


6,456 


1,291,000 


1,291,000 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Hillsborough 


350 


350 


6,671 


2,335,000 


2, 335,000 


Polk 


50 


50 


6, 640 


332,000 


332,000 


Other Counties 


75 


50 


2,760 


138^000 


138^000 


Area Total 


475 


450 


6,233 


2,«05,000 


2,805,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


650 


600 


7, 750 


4,650,000 


4, 650,000 


Palm Beach 


500 


500 


8, 150 


4,075,000 


4,075,000 


Other Counties 


150 


150 


4,460 


669 a 000 


669^000 


Area Total 


1, 300 


1,250 


7,515 


9,394,000 


9, 394,000 


STATE TOTAL 


2, 000 


1, 900 


7, 100 


13,490, 000 


13,490,000 



Strawberries: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Bradford 


175 


175 


150 


175 


160 


190 


Other Counties 












10 


A rea Total 


175 


175 


150 


175 


160 


200 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Hardee 


75 


25 










Hillsborough 


2,800 


1,450 


900 


650 


600 


350 


Polk 


100 


75 


50 


50 


50 


50 


Sumter 


100 


75 


75 


75 


25 




Other Counties 












50 


Area Total 


3,075 


1,625 


1,025 


775 


675 


450 



continued 



Strawberries: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Dade 


65 


85 


225 


300 


400 


600 


•L C4.J_J.il J — ' 














and Broward 


50 


40 


40 


50 


a/ 340 


500 


Other Counties 












150 


Area Total 


115 


125 


265 


350 


740 


1,250 


Other Counties 


135 


75 


60 


100 


225 




STATE TOTAL 


3,500 


2,000 


1,500 


1,400 


1,800 


1,900 



a/ Includes Martin County. 



Strawberries: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 



County 


1961-62 Season 


Season 
Total 
1960-61 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


Season 
Total 


Bradford 








17 


15 




32 


13 


Broward 






3 


6 


1 




10 


10 


Dade 


5 


25 


78 


103 


58 




269 


114 


Duval 








2 


1 




3 


3 


Hardee 




1 


4 


3 






8 


15 


Hillsborough 


6 


20 


39 


71 


11 




147 


136 


Martin 
















6 


Palm Beach 


3 


18 


60 


72 


37 




190 


17 


Polk 




1 


1 








2 


1 


Unknown 


1 


4 


5 


2 


5 


1 


18 


16 


Total 


15 


69 


190 


276 


128 


1 


679 


331 



Strawberries: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


Season 
Total 


1957-58 


Rail 


720 










1 




1 




Truck 


700 


2 


1 


10 


14 


59 


1 


87 




Total 




2 


1 


10 


14 


60 


1 


88 


1958-59 


Rail 




















Truck 


700 


3 


24 


23 


38 


8 




96 




Total 




3 


24 


23 


38 


8 




96 


1959-60 


Rail 


720 








7 


2 




9 




Air Freight 


700 




6 


21 


28 


19 


1 


75 




Truck 


700 




24 


82 


103 


74 


2 


285 




Total 






30 


103 


138 


95 


3 


369 


1960-61 


Rail 


720 






3 


33 






36 




Air Freight 


700 


1 


15 


31 


39 


2 




88 




Truck 


700 




23 


82 


202 


23 


1 


331 




Total 




1 


38 


116 


274 


25 


1 


455 



continued 



-91- 



Strawberries: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida 

by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 (Continued) 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 




Avg. 
Load 


December 


January 


February 

1 


March 


April 


May 


Season 
Total 


1961-62 


Rail 




*720 


1 




ib 


41 


1 Q 

lo 




OX 




Air Freight 


700 


19 


19 


20 


18 


11 




87 




Truck 




700 


14 


69 


164 


235 


115 


1 


598 




Total 






34 


88 


210 


294 


139 


1 


766 



24 - 12 pint flats. 



Strawberries: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 











March 


April 


May 


Season • 


Crop Year 


December 


January 


February 


Total 




Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


1957-58 


2. 3 


1. 1 


11.4 


15. 9 


68. 2 


1. 1 


100. 


1958-59 


3. 1 


25. 


24. 


39. 6 


8. 3 




100. 


*1959-60 




8. 1 


27. 9 


37. 4 


25. 8 


. 8 


100. 


*1960-61 


. 2 


8.4 


25. 5 


60. 2 


5. 5 


. 2 


100. 


*1961-62 


4. 4 


11. 5 


27. 4 


38. 4 


18. 1 


. 2 


100. 



* Includes Air Freight 



Strawberries: Average Price per Pound for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


♦Season 
Average 




Cents 


Cents 


Cents 


Cents 


Cents 


Cents 


Cents 


1957-58 


56.0 


50. 


40. 


36. 


24. 


28. 


26.0 


1958-59 


60.0 


50. 


48. 


35. 


27. 




41. 5 


1959-60 




54. 9 


45.3 


40. 


31. 4 


26.4 


38. 2 


1960-61 




56.4 


44. 9 


28. 1 


25.4 




32. 5 


1961-62 


52. 6 


41. 3 


34. 1 


31. 8 


36. 8 




35. 1 



Season average price includes processing. 



Strawberries: Rail and Truck Shipments 

by Weeks, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 
E ad inn 


Out-of-state Shipments 


Week 


Out-of-state Shipments 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Ending 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 




Cars 


Carlots 


Carlots 




Cars 


Carlots 


Carlots 


1961-62 
















Dec. 23 


1 


4 


5 


Mar. 3 


19 


72 


91 


30 




8 


8 


10 


9 


53 


62 










17 


14 


69 


83 


Jan. 6 




11 


11 


24 


2 


55 


57 


13 




19 


19 


31 


2 


39 


41 


20 




17 


17 








27 




17 


17 


Apr. 7 


3 


31 


34 


Feb. 3 








14 


3 


29 


32 




10 


10 


21 


6 


35 


41 


10 




11 


11 


28 


1 


20 


21 


17 


5 


31 


36 








24 


16 


67 


83 


May 5 














1 


1 












81 


599 


680 



-92- 



Strawberries: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through June 1962 



City 


Car lots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail | Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Albany 


1 


— 


69 





70 


Nashville 





3 





5 





8 


Atlanta 


15 


3 


54 


3 


69 


New Orleans 





6 


2 


120 


2 


126 


Baltimore 


31 


39 


137 


39 


168 


New York City 


9 


160 


328 


363 


337 


523 


Birmingham 


13 


— 


27 





40 


Philadelphia 


2 





107 


346 


109 


346 


Boston 


14 


154 


126 


154 


140 


Pittsburgh 


1 


14 


61 


183 


62 


197 


Buffalo 


7 


15 


88 


15 


95 


Portland, O. 








143 





143 


Chicago 


35 


346 


321 


346 


356 


Providence, RI 





4 


16 


27 


16 


31 


Cincinnati 


53 


72 


160 


72 


213 


St. Louis 




23 


35 


235 


35 


258 


Cleveland 


23 


108 


179 


108 


202 


Salt Lake City 








105 





105 


Columbia 


4 





4 





8 


San Antonio 











88 





88 


Dallas 


1 


3 


119 


3 


120 


San Francisco 








573 





573 


Denver 


— 


14 


206 


14 


206 


Seattle, Wash. 








2 


235 


2 


235 


Detroit 


4 


53 


231 


53 


235 


Washington DC 





20 


60 


54 


60 


74 


Ft. Worth 


1 





24 





25 


Witchita, Kan. 





__ 





53 





53 


Houston 


4 


22 


47 


22 


51 


Total 


12 


640 


1720 


5889 


1732 


6529 


Indianapolis 


23 


24 


132 


24 


155 


Montreal 


27 


2 


159 


22 


186 


24 


Kansas City 


3 


19 


96 


19 


99 


Ottawa 






7 


23 


7 


23 


Los Angeles 






1138 




1138 


Toronto 


3 


7 


36 


104 


39 


111 


Louisville 


4 


3 


43 


3 


47 


Vancouver 








32 




32 


Memphis 


2 




44 




46 


Winnipeg 






7 


24 


7 


24 


Miami 


161 


12 


8 


12 


169 


Total 


30 


9 


209 


205 


239 


214 


Milwaukee 


5 


89 


80 


89 


85 


TOTAL 


42 


649 


1929 


6094 


1971 


6743 


Minneapolis 


6 


133 


26 


133 


32 

















-93- 



TOMATOES 
1961-62 



Florida tomato production during the 1961-62 season 
was 12,882,000 crates — a record high. Value of production 
was $53,197,000, 9 percent more than the previous year and 
22 percent above average. The record production was har- 
vested from 42,200 acres, 2 percent above the previous year 
and 22 percent more than average. 

A record high yield of 305 crates per acre was har- 
vested in 1961-62. The record yield was only slightly above 
the previous season, but was well above average. Increase 
plantings of the staked "vine-ripe" acreage during the more 
recent years has contributed greatly to the increase tomato 
yield. 

Planting of the fall 1961 crop began mid-July in the 
Manatee-Ruskin-Wauchula area and was active in the Ft. 
Pierce and Fort Myers -Immokalee areas by early August. 
Seeding of the Pompano staked "vine-ripe" acreage was ac- 
tive by mid-August. Weather was mostly favorable for 
growth of early fall plantings. Irrigation was active as very 
little rain was received. Disease and insects were well con- 
trolled. Harvest began late October in the Manatee, Immoka- 
lee and Ft. Pierce areas. Volume of supplies increased 
steadily during November. Peak shipments during the fall 
was early December. 



Late December weather brought frost and freezing 
temperatures into the areas of winter production. Damage 
from the cold was confined to light leaf burn and some bloom 
drop. In early January light frost that extended into the 
Pompano area did very little damage. Extensive irrigation 
was necessary to maintain adequate moisture for the tomato 
plants. 

During the last half of January and during February 
weather was favorable for plant growth. Excellent yields 
were obtained. High winds early in March caused some 
damage to young plants in the Ft. Myers -Immokalee and Ft. 
Pierce areas. Dry conditions thatprevailedmostof the grow- 
ing season were alleviated by rains late in March. Weather 
during April was favorable for tomato production. Warm 
days, cool nights and little rain after mid-April enhanced 
fruit development. 

Spring harvest reached a peak the last of April and 
early May. Active harvest continued until early June. Weath- 
er during May was favorable for harvest and production of 
good quality fruit. 



Tomatoes: Acres Harvested and Production. 

Florida, 1950-51 through 1961-62 



Acres 



65,000 



60,000 



55,000 



50,000 



45,000 



40, 000 



35,000 




Production 
1,000 crates 



— I 18, 000 



16,000 



14,000 



12,000 



10,000 



8,000 



6,000 



1950-51 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 1962-63 



-9-4- 



Tomatoes: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida, 
Crop Years, 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Season 
and 
Year 


Acreage 


Yield per Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantities 
Sold 


Season Avg. Price 


Total 
Value 


Total Fresh 
& Proc. 


Fresh 


Processing 


"PI q ritorl 

x^idnLeu 


riai* vested 


Fresh 


Proc. 


Fresh 


I Proc. 








60 lb. 


60 lb. 


60 lb. 


1,000 


1,000 


1,000 


Dollars per 


1,000 




Acres 


Acres 


crates 


crates 


crates 


crates 


crates 


crates 


60 lb. crates 


dollars 


FALL: 


























1952 


1 fi 9AA 
i.O, 


1 A 9 AA 
It: , i£UU 


110 


92 


18 


1, 562 


1,308 


254 


$5. 


67 


$ .79 $ 


7, 619 


1953 


i ^ 9aa 


1 A ftAA 


142 


110 


32 


1,529 


1,190 


339 


5. 


61 


. 73 


6, 925 


1954 


1 9 aaa 


1 1 7AA 
XX , / UU 


212 


165 


47 


2,478 


1,927 


551 


5. 


25 


. 76 


10,532 


1955 


i r ^aa 

ID , DUU 


1 R AAA 
10 , UUU 


213 


169 


44 


3,200 


2,538 


662 


4. 


32 


. 73 


11,452 


1956 


16,200 


15,100 


167 


130 


37 


2,517 


1,967 


550 


5. 


10 


. 75 


10,4'42 


1957 


12,700 


12,100 


183 


160 


23 


2,220 


1,943 


277 


5. 


82 


.74 


11,516 


1958 


19 i nn 

iZ , J.UU 


11, DUU 


208 


160 


48 


2,417 


1,853 


564 


4. 


80 


. 72 


9,302 


1959 


1 9 **nn 

-LZ , ouu 


1U , OUU 


142 


108 


34 


1,530 


1, 162 


368 


c 
D. 


1 9 
1 Z 


. /O 


7,385 


1960 


i n ^nn 
1U, ouu 


( , OUU 


242 


175 


67 


1, 763 


1,280 


483 


5. 


70 


. 78 


7,673 


1961 


1 1 nnn 


J.U , 1Uu 


250 


197 


53 


2, 600 


2,050 


550 


4. 


44 


. 75 


9,514 


WINTER: 


























1953 


J. / , OUU 


K , UUU 


167 


135 


32 


2, 835 


2,300 


535 


5. 


31 


. 74 


12, 606 


1954 


on i on 

Z U , 1UU 


9ft nnn 

zu , UUU 


185 


161 


24 


3,701 


3,218 


483 


5. 


16 


. 68 


16,934 


1955 


i q finn 
iy, duu 


i q Ann 
iy, *±uu 


270 


232 


38 


5,236 


4,508 


728 


5. 


55 


.73 


25,556 


1956 


9*4 ftnn 
zo , ouu 


91 finn 

Z 1 , OUU 


192 


164 


28 


4, 140 


3,547 


593 


7. 


08 


. 74 


25,546 


1957 


28, 600 


26,300 


192 


168 


24 


5,040 


4,427 


613 


3. 


96 


. 73 


17,977 


1958 


23,600 


15,300 


75 


69 


6 


1, 147 


1,057 


90 


7. 


26 


. 77 


7, 740 


1959 


i ft 7aa 

10, (UU 


i a 9nn 

1 , <5UU 


192 


170 


22 


3,491 


3,087 


404 


5. 


28 


.72 


16,588 


1960 


1 Q 9AA 
lo , £UU 


1 9 QAA 


233 


203 


30 


2,870 


2,497 


373 


D. 


DU 


. (0 


16,758 


1961 


9 1 AAA 
<21, UUU 


OA 9 A A 

cA) t ZUU 


317 


267 


50 


6,396 


5,383 


1,013 


4. 


50 


. 66 


24, 894 


1962 


1 Q AAA 
1 O , UUU 


1 7 ftAA 
1 ( , OUU 


342 


307 


35 


6,082 


5,467 


615 


4. 


86 


. 75 


27,029 


SPRING: 


























1953 


97 Rfin 
- / , DUU 


Ofi 9 AA 
ZD, ZUU 


137 


127 


10 


3, 581 


3,335 


246 


4. 


71 


. 68 


15, 875 


1954 


9 7 Q A A 

Z / , OUU 


O C C A A 
ZD, DUU 


137 


123 


14 


3, 636 


3,110 


356 


4. 


98 


.68 


15, 729 


1955 


Ofl AAA 

lib, UUU 


OK /I A A 

ZO , 4UU 


198 


174 


24 


5,039 


4,423 


616 


4. 


80 


.73 


21, 685 


1956 


25, 400 


25 , 000 


192 


171 


21 


4,790 


4,107 


517 


4. 


44 


'P 


18, 632 


1957 


21,200 


18,800 


167 


151 


16 


3,133 


2, 833 


300 


6. 


12 


. 75 


17,565 


1958 


27,300 


25,000 


142 . 


117 


25 


3, 541 


2,577 


623 


4. 


02 


.72 


10, 807 


1959 


17,000 


1 C C AA 

lb, OUU 


208 


185 


23 


3,438 


3,063 


375 


5. 


28 


. 63 


16,410 


1960 


16,500 


15, 200 


267 


234 


33 


4,054 


3,547 


507 


C 

. 


7A 


7^ 

. to 


20,596 


1961 


14,000 


1 n Q A A 

lo, OUU 


317 


278 


39 


4, 372 


3,832 


540 


4. 


20 


. 66 


16,448 


1962 


14, 300 


1/1 AAA 

14, UUU 


300 


266 


34 


4,200 


3,720 


480 


4. 


38 


. 75 


16, 654 


ALL SEASONS: 
























1952-53 


61,500 


57, 400 


139 


121 


18 


7, 978 


6,943 


1,035 


5. 


09 


. 74 


36, 100 


1953-54 


61, 100 


57, 400 


154 


134 


20 


8, 866 


7,518 


1,178 


5. 


16 


. 69 


39,588 


1954-55 


57, 600 


56, 500 


226 


192 


34 


12,753 


10,858 


1,895 


5. 


19 


.74 


57, 773 


1955-56 


64, 700 


61, 600 


197 


168 


29 


12, 130 


10,192 


1,772 


5. 


33 


. 74 


55, 630 


1956-57 


66,000 


fiA 9AA 
DU , ZUU 


178 


153 


25 


10, 690 


9,227 


1,463 


4. 


87 


. 74 


45,984 


1957-58 


63, 600 


52,400 


132 


113 


19 


6, 908 


5,577 


990 


5. 


26 


.73 


30, 063 


1958-59 


47, 800 


46,300 


202 


173 


29 


9,346 


8,003 


1,343 


5. 


17 


. 69 


42,300 


1959-60 


42,000 


38,300 


221 


188 


33 


8,454 


7,206 


1,248 


6. 


08 


.75 


44, 739 


1960-61 


45,500 


41,300 


303 


254 


49 


12,531 


10,495 


2,036 


4. 


54 


. 69 


49,015 


1961-62 


43, 300 


42,200 


305 


266 


39 


12, 882 


11,237 


1,645 


4. 


62 


. 75 


53, 197 



-95- 



Tomatoes: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


per 
Acre 


JL 1 UUUL LIU 11 


Sold 








60 lb. 


60 lb. 


60 lb. 




Acres 


Acres 

TP A T T 
TALL 


crates 


crates 


crates 


MANATEE-HILLSBOROUGH- 












WAUCHULA 












Hardee and Polk 


420 


310 


129 


39,900 


39,900 


Hillsborough 


460 


460 


160 


73, 600 


73,600 


Manatee 


380 


380 


225 


85,500 


85,500 


Area Total 


1 , 260 


1, 150 


173 


199,000 


199,000' 


FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


520 


520 


185 


96,200 


96,200 


Hendry 


2, 220 


2, 160 


200 


432,000 


432,000 


Lee 


180 


180 


215 


38, 700 


38,700 


Area Total 


2 , 920 


2 , 860 


198 


566,900 


566,900 


FORT PIERCE-POMPANO 












Glades 


280 


280 


160 


44, 800 


44,800 


Martin 


350 


350 


120 


42,000 


42,000 


Okeechobee 


760 


760 


225 


171,000 


171,000 


Palm Beach 


410 


390 


320 


125,000 


125,000 


St. Lucie 


920 


920 


200 


184,000 


184,000 




1^100 


1^080 


1 77 


i qo soo 


1 QO 800 


Area Total 


3,820 


3,780 


200 


757, 600 


757, 600 


LOWER EAST COAST 












uaue 


2, 650 


2, 360 




1QC HAH 

4yo , uuu 


•ly d , uuu 


Other Counties 


350 


250 


122 


30,500 


30,500 


State Total (Fresh) 






197 


2,050,000 


2,050,000 


State Total (Processing) 






53 


550,000 


550,000 


STATE TOTAL (all) 


11,000 


10,400 


250 


2, 600,000 


2,600,000 


WINTER 


FORT MYERS-IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


160 


120 


460 


55,200 


55,200 


Hendry 


930 


900 


380 


342,000 


342,000 


Other Counties 


180 


180 


120 


21,600 


21,600 


Area Total 


1,270 


1,200 


349 


418, 800 


418, 800 


FT. PIERCE-POMPANO 












Palm Beach 


1, 800 


1,800 


780 


1,404,000 


1,404,000 


Other Counties 


280 


280 


650 


182,000 


182,000 


Area Total 


2,080 


2,080 


762 


1,586,000 


1,586,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


14,400 


14,400 


240 


3,456,000 


3,456,000 


Other Counties 


250 


120 


52 


6,200 


6,200 


State Total (Fresh) 






307 


5,467,000 


5,467,000 


State Total (Processing) 






35 


615,000 


615,000 


STATE TOTAL (all) 


18,000 


17, S00 


342 


6,082,000 


6,082,000 


SPRING 


NORTH CENTRAL 












Marion 


490 


460 


235 


108,000 


108,000 


Sumter 


410 


410 


268 


110,000 


110,000 


Area Total 


900 


870 


251 


218,000 


218,000 


MANATFE-HII.LSBOROUGH- 












WAUCHULA 












Hardee and Polk 


230 


100 


217 


21,700 


21, 700 


Hillsborough 


1,320 


1,300 


290 


377,000 


377,000 


Manatee 


2^420 


2^400 


340 


816,000 


816,000 


Area Total 


3,970 


3,800 


320 


1,214,700 


1,214,700 



continued 



Tomatoes: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 






per 


Production 


Sold 


Counties 


Planted 


Harvested 


Acre 








60 lb. 


60 lb. 


60 lb. 




Acres 


Acres 


crates 


crates 


crates 






SPRING (Continued) 






FT. MYERS-IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


730 


730 


330 


241, 000 


241,000 


Hendry 


2,310 


2, 300 


240 


552, 000 


552,000 


Lee 


380 


370 


259 


96, 000 


96, 000 


Area Total 


3,420 


3,400 


261 


889, 000 


889,000 


FORT PIERCE-POMPANO 












Glades 


580 


580 


210 


122,000 


122,000 


Martin 


380 


ooU 


OCA 

.sou 


95, 000 


95,000 


Okeechobee 


1,040 


1 000 


235 


235, 000 


235,000 


Palm Beach 


9"}n 


230 


560 


129, 000 


129,000 


St. Lucie 


720 


720 


235 


169,000 


169,000 


Other Counties 


1^350 


1^330 


248 


330, 400 


330,400 


Area Total 


4, 300 


4,240 


255 


1,080,400 


1, 080,400 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


1,400 


1,400 


195 






Other Counties 


310 


290 


155 


44, 900 


44, 900 


State Total (Fresh) 






266 


3,720,000 


3,720,000 


State Total (Processing) 






34 


480,000 


480,000 


STATE TOTAL (all) 


14,300 


14,000 


300 


4,200,000 


4, 200,000 


ALL SEASONS 


NORTH CENTRAL 












Marion 


490 


460 


235 


108,000 


108,000 


Sumter 


410 


410 


268 


110,000 


110,000 


Area Total 


900 


870 


251 


218,000 


218,000 


MANATEE-HILLSBOROUGH- 












WAUCHULA 












Hardee and Polk 


650 


410 


150 


61, 600 


61, 600 


Hillsborough 


1,780 


1,760 


256 


450, 600 


450,600 


Manatee 


2^800 


2^780 


324 


901,500 


901,500 


Area Total 


5,230 


4,950 


286 


1,413, 700 


1,413,700 


FORT MYERS-IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


1,410 


1,370 


286 


392,400 


392,400 


Hendry 


5,460 


5,360 


247 


1,326,000 


1,326,000 


Lee 


560 


550 


245 


134, 700 


134, 700 


Other Counties 


180 


180 


120 


21, 600 


21, 600 


Area Total 


7,610 


7,460 


251 


1, 874, 700 


1, 874,700 


FORT PIERCE-POMPANO 












Glades 


860 


860 


194 


166,800 


166,800 


Martin 


730 


730 


188 


137,000 


137,000 


Okeechobee 


1,800 


1,760 


231 


406,000 


406,000 


Palm Beach 


2,440 


2,420 


685 


1,658,000 


1,658,000 


St. Lucie 


1,640 


1,640 


215 


353,000 


353,000 


Other Counties 


2^730 


2^690 


261 


703, 200 


703,200 


Area Total 


10,200 


10,100 


339 


3,424,000 


3,424,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


18,450 


18, 160 


233 


4, 225, 000 


4,225,000 


Other Counties 


910 


660 


124 


81, 600 


81,600 


State Total (Fresh) 






266 


11,237,000 1 


1,237,000 


State Total (Processing) 






39 


1,645,000 


1, 645,000 



STATE TOTAL (all) 43,300 42,200 305 12,882,000 12,882,000 



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Tomatoes: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 



Areas 














and 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


NORTH CENTRAL 














Marion 


2, 225 


2, 800 


1, 750 


800 


400 


460 


Sumter 


900 


1,_210 


990 


635 


420 


410 


Area Total 


3, 125 


4, 010 


2, 740 


1, 435 


820 


870 


Tilt A XT AT'TH* T.JTT T POADATirTl 














lit A T T ^"1 1 T T T T A 

WAUCHULA 














Hardee & Polk 


1, 250 


1, 285 


810 


675 


520 


410 


Hillsborough 


2, 260 


2, 600 


2, 330 


1, 850 


1, 770 


1, 760 


Manatee & Sarasota 


2j_600 


3,_400 


2j_910 


2,_635 


2 L 840 


2,_780 


Area Total 


6, 110 


7, 285 


6, 050 


5, 160 


5, 130 


4, 950 


FT. MYERS-1MMOKALEE 














Collier 


2,270 


1, 875 


1, 905 


1, 500 


1, 430 


1, 370 


Hendry 


5,410 


4, 735 


3,490 


4, 530 


5, 300 


5, 360 


Lee & Charlotte 


1, 610 


2, 005 


1, 030 


875 


440 


550 


Other Counties 












180 


Area Total 


9, 290 


8, 615 


6, 425 


6, 905 


7, 170 


7, 460 


Fl. PIERCE-POMPANO 














Brevard & Indian River 


2, 090 


2, 170 


1, 480 


1, 450 


1, 640 




Glades & Highlands 


2, 000 


1,440 


2, 160 


1, 975 


1,320 


860 


Okeechobee & Osceola 


2, 120 


1, 780 


1, 800 


1, 680 


1, 690 


1, 760 


Palm Beach & Broward 


2, 460 


2, 730 


2, 520 


2, 560 


4, 400 


2, 420 


St. Lucie & Martin 


2, 450 


1 , 940 


2, 180 


2, 470 


1 , 480 


2, 370 


Other Counties 












2^690 


Area Total 


11,120 


10,060 


10,140 


10, 135 


10,530 


10,100 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Dade 


30,000 


21,550 


20,350 


14,160 


16,870 


18,160 


Other Counties 


555 


880 


595 


505 


780 


660 


STATE TOTAL 


60,200 


52,400 


46,300 


38,300 


41,300 


42,200 



Tomatoes: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 





1961-62 Season 


Season 


County 






















Season 


Total 




Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Total 


1960-61 


Alachua 
















4 


2 


6 


4 


Broward 




27 


177 


383 


475 


460 


421 


133 


19 


2095 


1651 


Collier 


3 


195 


223 


87 


51 


54 


487 


348 


1 


1449 


1040 


Dade 




401 


1191 


1626 


1460 


2230 


486 


42 


3 


7439 


6623 


Duval 




30 


41 


30 


33 


43 


61 


68 


34 


340 


295 


Glades 












2 


76 


23 




101 


32 


Hardee 


2 


21 


4 








1 


27 


3 


58 


77 


Hendry 


4 


27 


3 






1 


9 


13 




57 


117 


Hillsborough 


1 


77 


72 


26 


9 


18 


42 


575 


105 


925 


1036 


Indian River 






1 




1 




1 






3 


2 


Lake 






4 










4 




8 


6 


Lee 


5 


45 


37 


18 


2 


12 


56 


33 




208 


204 


Manatee 


8 


80 


78 


7 


7 


17 


199 


1071 


48 


1 


1516 


1576 


Marion 




2 


2 








1 


31 


28 


64 


145 


Martin 






1 




1 




1 






3 


3 


Okeechobee 
















2 




2 


1 


Palm Beach 




40 


178 


369 


378 


316 


234 


115 


16 


1646 


2040 


Polk 




1 


4 


1 




5 


5 


4 




20 


6 


St. Lucie 


13 


1235 


356 


1 


2 


146 


907 


1027 


69 


3756 


3669 


Seminole 




3 


9 


4 


4 


7 


8 


3 


■> 


40 


39 


Sumter 




6 


4 


1 








244 


55 


310 


283 


Unknown 




8 


14 


18 


7 


13 


18 


17 


8 


103 


88 


TOTAL 


36 


2198 


2399 


2571 


24 30 


3324 


3013 


3784 


:i93 


1 


20, 14!) 18, 937 



-98- 



Tomatoes: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


! 

| Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 






Crates 
























1957-58 


Rail 
Mixed 


510 
510 


4 


618 


697 


288 


43 


1 


70 


874 


884 




3,479 
2 




Truck 


500 


15 


1137 


1324 


1249 


648 


554 


386 


1742 


948 


3 


8,_006 




Total 




19 


1755 


2021 


1538 


691 


556 


456 


2616 


1832 


3 


11,487 


1958-59 


Rail 
Mixed 


510 
510 


5 


740 


694 
2 


487 
2 


361 
1 


379 


603 
1 


1045 


63 




4, 377 
6 




Truck 


500 


20 


1129 


1445 


1776 


1487 


1261 


1686 


1861 


294 




10^959 




Total 




25 


1869 


2141 


2265 


1849 


1640 


2290 


2906 


357 




15, 342 


1959-60 


Rail 


530 


15 


259 


298 


282 


208 


209 


828 


1758 


589 




4,446 




Mixed 


530 






1 


2 


2 


5 


3 








13 ' 




Truck 


500 


64 


625 


755 


1035 


1240 


1644 


2253 


2256 


660 




10J532 




Total 




79 


884 


1054 


1319 


1450 


1858 


3084 


4014 


1249 




14, 991 


1960-61 


Rail 


580 




74 


788 


693 


669 


1113 


992 


2154 


165 




6, 648 




Mixed 


580 


__ 




2 


1 


2 


3 


2 


1 






11 




Truck 


500 




331 


1198 


1890 


2218 


2122 


2148 


2055 


316 




12,_278 




Total 






405 


1988 


2584 


2889 


3238 


3142 


4210 


481 




18,937 


1961-62 


Rail 


575 


17 


931 


919 


730 


618 


1259 


1007 


1650 


97 




7,228 




Mixed 


575 






4 


2 


5 


9 


5 








25 




Truck 


500 


19 


1267 


1476 


1839 


1807 


2056 


2001 


2134 


296 


1 


12,_896 




Total 




36 


2198 


2399 


2571 


2430 


3324 


3013 


3784 


393 


1 


20, 149 



Imports Via Florida Ports — Carlot Equivalents — Other than Straight Rail 



Year 


Avg. 
Load 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Total 




Crates 
















1266 


1957-58 


500 


1 


66 


256 


349 


426 


131 


37 


1958-59 


500 




48 


240 


285 


143 


8 


3 


727 


1959-60 


500 




8 


205 


591 


662 


239 


9 


1714 


1960-61 


500 




4 


75 


174 


193 


64 




510 


1961-62 


500 






3 










3 



Tomatoes: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments in Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 























Season 


Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Total 




Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1957-58 


. 2 


17.2 


19. 1 


12. 6 


. 3. 3 


1.3 


3. 2 


25. 2 


17. 9 


100. 


1958-59 


. 2 


12. 8 


14. 3 


13.9 


10. 7 


10. 2 


15. 6 


19. 9 


.2.4 


100. 


1959-60 


. 6 


6.7 


7.9 


8.4 


6. 5 


9.0 


21.4 


30. 1 


9. 4 


100. 


1960-61 




2.2 


10. 8 


13. 7 


14. 7 


16.5 


16. 7 


22. 8 


2. 6 


100. 


1961-62 


. 2 


10. 9 


11. 9 


12. 7 


12. 1 


16. 5 


15. 


18. 8 


1. 9 


100. 



Note: Based on Shipments with imports deducted. 



Tomatoes: Average Price per Crate for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Year 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Average 




Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1957-58 


7.20 


6. 85 


4. 85 


6. 90 


6. 85 


11. 70 


7.40 


4. 80 


2. 65 


5. 26 


1958-59 


6.00 


5.45 


4. 00 


6.00 


4. 80 


5.10 


6.20 


4.90 


3.00 


5. 17 


1959-60 


4. 80 


6. 20 


6. 10 


6. 30 


6. 80 


6. 80 


6. 55 


5. 70 


4. 85 


6. 08 


1960-61 




9. 95 


4. 70 


3. 60 


3. 80 


5. 50 


5. 35 


3. 70 


4. 30 


4.54 


1961-62 


6. 60 


4. 50 


4. 30 


5.20 


5. 20 


4. 60 


4. 15 


4.45 


5. 05 


4. 62 



-99- 



Tomatoes: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



w eeK 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Prices Received for Generally Good Quality 


Mature Greens - 6x6 and larger 


Vine-Ripe 
Ex. large & large 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Ft. Pierce 


1 Dade County West Coast 


Pompano 










Dols. per 


Dols. per Dols. per 


Dols. 


per 




Cars 


Carlots 


Carlots 


40 lb. crt. 


40 lb. crt. 40 lb. crt. 


8 lb. 


:tn. 


1961-62 
















Oct. 28 


3 


10 


13 










Nov. 4 


48 


76 


124 


6. 00 








11 


133 


217 


350 


5.00 








18 


226 


400 


626 


5. 00 








25 


315 


361 


676 


4. 00-5. 00 








Dec. 2 


299 


341 


640 


3. 50-5. 00 


5.75-7.00 






9 


321 


382 


703 


3. 50-5. 00 


5.75-6.50 






16 


248 


380 


628 


3. 50-4. 00 


5. 00-7. 00 






23 


137 


305 


442 




3.00-3.50 






30 


137 


275 


412 




3.50 






Jan. 6 


153 


314 


467 




4.50-6.00 


1. 85-2 


00 


13 


200 


377 


577 




5. 00-6. 00 


2.00 - 




20 


138 


393 


531 




5.50-6.00 


1. 60-1 


75 


27 


304 


527 


831 




3.25-4.00 


. 90-1 


25 


Feb. 3 


184 


396 


580 




3.25-4.25 


1.00-1 


25 


10 


136 


401 


537 




3.75-5.50 


1. 00-1 


75 


17 


108 


402 


510 




5. 00-6. 00 


1. 50-1 


.75 


24 


144 


534 


678 




4.50-5.00 


1.00-1 


25 


Mar. 3 


115 


512 


627 




4.00-5.00 


1.00-1 


50 


10 


146 


336 


482 




4.00-4.50 


1. 75-2 


40 


17 


402 


502 


904 




5.00-6.00 


1.50-2 


25 


24 


280 


499 


779 




4.50-5.50 


1. 15-1 


50 


31 


297 


517 


814 




4.50-5.00 


1. 25-1 


50 


Apr. 7 


204 


514 


718 


4. 50-5. 00 


4.50-5.00 


1. 00-1 


30 


14 


216 


476 


692 


4. 50-5. 00 




1. 25-1 


40 


21 


209 


458 


667 


4. 50-5. 50 


4.50-5.50 


1. 50-2 


00 


28 


306 


467 


773 


5. 50-6. 00 


6> 00 


1. 75-2 


00 


May 5 


475 


523 


998 


6. 00-7. 00 


6.00-7.00 


1. 50-1 


75 


12 


381 


573 


954 


5. 50-6. 50 


6.00-6.50 






19 


439 


538 


977 


6. 00-7. 00 


6. 50-7. 00 






26 


283 


381 


664 


5. 00-6. 00 


6.00-6.50 






June 2 


174 


268 


442 




D. DU / . UU 






9 


CO 

DO 


1 1ft 

loo 


l en 










16 


8 


58 


66 










23 


6 


35 


41 










30 




9 


9 










July 7 




1 


1 












7,228 


12,896 


20,124 











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Tomatoes: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through June 1962 



Carlots Received from- 



Carlots Received from — 



City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Albany 


69 


15 


11 


120 


80 


135 


Nashville 


22 


93 


24 


39 


46 


132 


Atlanta 


70 


555 


76 


193 


146 


748 


New Orleans 


27 


90 


126 


156 


153 


246 


Baltimore 


156 


294 


191 


112 


347 


406 


New York City 


1064 


1464 


930 


446 


1994 


1910 


Birmingham 


30 


408 


43 


157 


73 


565 


Philadelphia 


836 


350 


579 


135 


1415 


485 


Boston 


874 


139 


499 


137 


1373 


276 


Pittsburgh 


148 


387 


130 


212 


278 


599 


Buffalo 


86 


77 


65 


98 


151 


175 


Portland, O. 


63 




217 


124 


280 


124 


Chicago 


200 


731 


563 


566 


763 


1297 


Providence, RI 


25 


21 


16 


12 


41 


33 


Cincinnati 


58 


158 


38 


218 


96 


376 


St. Louis 


72 


214 


148 


198 


220 


412 


Cleveland 


48 


172 


38 


835 


86 


1007 


Salt Lake City 


3 


16 


3 


375 


11 


391 


Columbia 


29 


637 


9 


234 


38 


871 


San Antonio 


21 


92 


120 


497 


141 


589 


Dallas 




102 


12 


678 


12 


780 


San Francisco 




32 


42 


1484 


42 


1516 


Denver 


1 


100 


78 


309 


79 


409 


Seattle, Wash. 


102 


5 


294 


279 


396 


284 


Detroit 


347 


201 


184 


209 


531 


410 


Washington DC 


131 


169 


110 


48 


241 


217 


Ft. Worth 


10 


16 


58 


122 


68 


138 


Witchita, Kan. 




22 


3 


138 


3 


160 


Houston 


9 


99 


103 


276 


112 


375 


Total 


4986 


7515 


5453 


13638 


10439 


21153 


Indianapolis 


213 


45 


113 


92 


326 


137 


Montreal 


281 


158 


856 


175 


1137 


333 


Kansas City 


69 


133 


108 


103 


177 


236 


Ottawa 


4 


6 


89 


5 


93 


11 


Los Angeles 


33 


137 


285 


4461 


318 


4598 


Toronto 


162 


34 


512 


201 


674 


235 


Louisville 


52 


129 


21 


120 


73 


249 


Vancouver 


9 




271 


91 


280 


91 


Memphis 


23 


87 


19 


112 


42 


199 


Winnipeg 




33 


201 


34 


201 


67 


Miami 




260 


27 


117 


27 


377 


Total 


456 


231 


1929 


506 


2385 


737 


Milwaukee 


10 


39 


11 


81 


21 


120 


TOTAL 


5442 


7746 


7382 


14144 


12824 


21890 


Minneapolis 


85 


26 


154 


145 


239 


171 

















-101- 



WATERMELON 
1962 



Florida's watermelonproduction during the 1962 sea- 
son was 8, 250, 000 hundredweight — 2 percent more than the 
previous spring and 9 percent above average. Acreage har- 
vested was 66,000 acres — up 2 percent from theprevious 
year but 23 percent less than average. 

Economic abandomentof mature and marketable qua- 
lity melons was very heavy, especially in the Live Oak, 
Gainesville and Central Florida areas. Lesser amounts were 
also abandoned in the other areas of production. For the state , 
slightly over one-fourth of the crop is estimated to have been 
left in the fields unharvested. 

Value of production that was harvested was $10,796,000 
— 10 percent less than the value of the 1961 crop and 4 per- 
cent below the average value. The season average price of 
$1. 80 a hundredweight was above the previous year. 

Planting for early spring harvest began during De- 
cember in the Ft. Myers-Immokalee area. In the Central 



and North Florida production areas plantingwas active until 
late February and early March. Frost and below freezing 
temperatures the first week of March caused some acreage 
loss, mostly in Central and North Florida. High winds during 
the same period caused some leaf burn in the Ft. Myers- 
Immokalee area. 

Frost onMarch 18 and 19 caused a slow down in plant 
growth. Heavy rains in early April caused varying degrees 
of damage. Frost again on April 17 caused a minor plant 
loss. May weather was mostly dry. Most acreage made fair 
growth during the dry period although some wilting was evi- 
dent. 

Shipments remained relatively light until mid - May 
when over 1,000 equivalent carlofs of melons were shipped. 
Heaviest volume of the season came the last two weeks of 
June, when shipments exceeded 3200carlots per week. Farm 
prices dropped sharply duringthe period of heaviest supply, 
resulting in many melons being left in the field unharvested. 



Watermelons: Acres Harvested and Production 
Florida, 1951 through 1961 



Acres 



110,000 



100,000 



90,000 



80,000 



70,000 



60,000 



50,000 




Production 
1, 000 cwt. 



1951 



1953 



1955 



1957 



1959 



1961 



10,000 



9,500 



8,500 



7,500 



6, 500 



5, 500 



4, 500 



1963 



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Watermelons: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida, 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1961-62 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 

i I UUUL L 1 1 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 


Planted 


Harvested 










1,000 


1,000 


Dollars 


1,000 




Acres 


Acres 


Cwt. 


cwt. 


cwt. 


per cwt. 


dollars 


SPRING: 
















1952-53 


100,000 


93,000 


74 


6, 882 


6, 882 


$ 1. 85 


$ 12, 732 


1953-54 


105,000 


98,000 


84 


8,232 


7,491 


1. 30 


9,738 


1954-55 


91,000 


88,000 


92 


8,096 


7,214 


2. 00 


14,428 


1955-56 


96,000 


91,000 


95 


8, 645 


8,190 


1. 75 


14,332 


1956-57 


105,000 


95,000 


68 


6,460 


6,460 


2.05 


13,243 


1957-58 


100,000 


95,000 


100 


9,500 


7,744 


1.00 


7,744 


1958-59 


77,000 


72,000 


68 


4, 896 


4,896 


2. 35 


11,506 


1959-60 


75,000 


73,000 


115 


8, 395 


7,266 


1.40 


10,172 


1960-61 


67,000 


65,000 


125 


8, 125 


8, 125 


1. 50 


12,188 


1961-62 


69,000 


66,000 


125 


8, 250 


6,098 


1. 80 


10, 976 



Watermelons: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Areas 
and 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 




1 


per 


Production 


Sold 


Counties 


-Fianteu 


I Harvested 


Acre 




Acres 


Acres 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 






O I 1X11 < !_J 








WEST FLORIDA 












Bay 


Q A A 

out) 


OUU 


87 


26,000 


24,000 


Calhoun 


700 


700 


103 


72, 000 


56, 000 


Holmes 


2, 800 


2, 700 


103 


279, 000 


201,000 


Jackson 


O c A A 

O, out) 


o, 4UU 


149 


508,000 


392,000 


Okaloosa 


100 


100 


90 


9,000 


8,000 


Santa Rosa 


400 


350 


77 


27, 000 


23,000 


Walton 


100 


100 


80 


8,000 


8,000 


Washington 


3 500 


3 300 


104 


342,000 


334,000 


Area Total 


11,400 


10, 950 


116 


1,271,000 


1,046,000 


LIVE OAK 












Columbia 


2,500 


2,400 


115 


276,000 


126,000 


Hamilton 


200 


200 


90 


18,000 


12,000 


Jefferson 


1,400 


1, 200 


138 


166,000 


76,000 


Lafayette 


1, 100 


1,000 


104 


104,000 


69,000 


Leon 


50 


50 


80 


4,000 


3,000 


Madison 


1,600 


1, 600 


126 


202,000 


80,000 


Suwannee 


2, 700 


2, 600 


115 


299,000 


216,000 


Taylor 


150 


150 


60 


9,000 


7,000 


Area Total 


9,700 


9,200 


117 


1,078,000 


589,000 


GAINESVILLE 












Alachua 


5,200 


5, 100 


104 


528,000 


253,000 


Bradford 


200 


200 


115 


23,000 


8,000 


Dixie 


50 











Gilchrist 


6,200 


6, 100 


127 


772,000 


386,000 


Levy 


5,000 


4, 900 


99 


485,000 


304,000 


Marion 


6,700 


6,500 


101 


658,000 


392,000 


Putnam 


550 


550 


109 


60,000 


41,000 


Union 


100 


100 


100 


10,000 


10, 000 


Area Total 


24,000 


23,450 


108 


2,536,000 


1,394,000 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Citrus 


1,600 


1, 550 


97 


150,000 


150,000 


Hernando 


400 


400 


98 


39,000 


37,000 


Hillsborough 


800 


700 


97 


68,000 


58, 000 


Lake 


900 


800 


104 


83,000 


29,000 


Orange 


100 


100 


140 


14,000 


12,000 


Osceola 


100 


100 


130 


13,000 


10,000 






-103- 






continued 



Watermelons: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1961-62 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity 
Sold 


Planted 


i 

Harvested 




Acres 


Acres Cwt. 
SPRING (Continued) 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 


CENTRAL (continued) 












Pasco 


900 


900 


103 


93, 000 


93, 000 


Pinellas 


100 


100 


120 


12, 000 


12, 000 


Polk 


2, 800 


2,700 


196 


528, 000 


389,000 


Sumter 


3,500 


3,400 


104 


352, 000 


276, 000 


Volusia 


100 


100 


120 


12, 000 


12,000 


Area Total 


11, 300 


10,850 


126 


1, 364, 000 


1, 078, 000 


SOUTH FLORIDA 












Charlotte 


650 


650 


69 


45, 000 


45, 000 


Collier 


2,600 


2,500 


166 


414, 000 


404,000 


De Soto 


1,000 


1,000 


184 


184, 000 


184, 000 


Hardee 


300 


200 


90 


18, 000 


18, 000 


Hendry 


4, 000 


3, 800 


218 


830, 000 


830,000 


Highlands 


200 


200 


85 


17,000 


17,000 


Indian River 


800 


650 


131 


85, 000 


85,000 


Lee 


950 


900 


172 


155, 000 


155, 000 


Manatee 


800 


700 


230 


161, 000 


161, 00O 


Martin 


1^300 


950 


97 


92,000 


92,000 


Area Total 


12, 600 


11,550 


173 


2, 001, 000 


1, 991,000 


STATE TOTAL 


69, 000 


66,000 


125 


8,250, 000 


6,098,000 



Watermelons: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 



Areas 














and 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


WEST FLORIDA 














Bay 












300 


Calhoun 


500 


500 


75 


300 


450 


700 


Gadsden 


50 


400 










Holmes 


1,700 


2,500 


1,200 


1, 650 


1,700 


2, 700 


Jackson 


1,900 


3, 100 


2,800 


1,975 


2,550 


3,400 


Okaloosa 








300 


150 


100 


Santa Rosa 


500 


500 


500 


850 


370 


350 


Walton 


100 


300 


100 


300 


100 


100 


Washington 


1^800 


2 ,100 


1^400 


1^800 


2 J 00 


3^300 


Area Total 


6,550 


9,400 


6,075 


7, 175 


7,420 


10,950 


LIVE OAK 














Columbia 


2,200 


3,000 


2,600 


2, 600 


2,000 


2,400 


Hamilton 


200 


400 


150 


250 


175 


200 


Jefferson 


1,700 


2, 100 


1,700 


1,600 


1, 150 


1,200 


Lafayette 


1, 800 


2,500 


1,900 


1,000 


600 


1,000 


Leon 


225 


600 


300 


150 


150 


50 


Madison 


1, 600 


2,000 


1,000 


1,700 


1,400 


1,600 


Suwannee 


6,000 


5,500 


3,400 


3, 700 


1, 800 


2,600 


Taylor 


75 


300 


100 


250 


165 


150 


Area Total 


13,800 


16,400 


11, 150 


11,250 


7,440 


9, 200 


GAINESVILLE 














Alachua 


5,300 


5,000 


4, 800 


4,800 


4,900 


5, 100 


Bradford 


400 


200 


200 


100 


120 


200 


Dixie 


500 


500 


500 


350 


200 




Gilchrist 


6,275 


6,000 


6,000 


5,600 


5,000 


0, 100 


Levy 


5,600 


5,000 


3,600 


4,700 


4,600 


4,900 


Marion 


10,200 


9,900 


7,300 


7,200 


6, 800 


6,500 


Putnam 


800 


1,200 


800 


950 


750 


550 


St. Johns 








100 






Union 


275 


300 


150 


300 


150 


100 


Area Total 


29,350 


28, 100 


23,350 


24, 100 


22,520 


23,450 



-104- continued 



Watermelons: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1956-57 through 1961-62 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1956-57 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 




Acres 


Acres 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 
















Citrus 


1,900 


2, 300 




1,200 


1,750 


1,800 


1,550 


Hernando 


2,100 


2, 500 




1, 100 


1,450 


500 


400 


Hillsborough 


5,800 


4, 400 




2,700 


1,000 


1,100 


700 


Lake 


4,400 


4, 050 




3,500 


3,150 


800 


800 


Orange 


150 


1 000 




300 


150 


70 


100 


Osceola 


600 


450 




600 


200 


100 


100 


Pasco 


3,900 


3, 300 




1,400 


1,450 


900 


900 


Pinellas 















100 


Polk 


2,900 


2, 300 




2,200 


2,700 


2,950 


2,700 


Sumter 


6,300 


6, 900 




5,900 


6,000 


5, 150 


3,400 


Volusia 


400 


300 




475 


450 


150 


100 


Area Total 


28,450 


27, 500 




19, 375 


18,300 


13,520 


10,850 


SOUTH FLORIDA 
















Charlotte 


1,300 


700 




800 


1,000 


900 


650 


Collier 


3,100 


1, 600 




1,100 


2,500 


3, 650 


2,500 


De Soto 


2,500 


1, 600 




1,150 


600 


900 


1,000 


Glades 


400 


1, 000 




300 


400 








Hardee 


1,500 


1. 400 




900 


700 


300 


200 


Hendry 


1,900 


2 100 




3,400 


3,600 


4,250 


3, 800 


Highlands 


150 


50 




325 





270 


200 


Indian River 


800 


900 




600 


500 


750 


650 


Lee 


1,400 


550 




650 


575 


750 


900 


Manatee 


650 


450 




550 


700 


850 


700 


Martin 


1,100 


1,000 




500 


450 


700 


950 


Okeechobee 


200 


300 




300 


400 


300 




Palm Beach 


200 


600 




250 


150 


150 




St. Lucie 


650 


375 




400 


450 






Other Counties 


50 














Area Total 


15,900 


12,625 




11,225 


12,025 


13,770 


11,550 



Other Counties 950 975 825 150 330 



STATE TOTAL 95,000 95,000 72,000 73,000 65,000 66,000 



Watermelons: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 



Counties 


April 


May 


June 


July 


1961-62 
Total 


1960-61 
Total 


Counties 


April 


May 


June 


July 


1961-62 
Total 


1960-61 
Total 


Alachua 




11 


1173 


91 


1275 


1760 


Levy 




3 


566 


68 


637 


1432 


Baker 












3 


Madison 






38 


4 


42 


32 


Bay 






4 




4 




Manatee 




109 


90 


1 


200 


192 


Bradford 




2 


45 


2 


49 


37 


Marion 




131 


1462 


129 


1722 


3335 


Brevard 












3 


Martin 


33 


163 


8 




204 


264 


Broward 


* 4 


1 


4 




9 


12 


Okeechobee 




3 


11 




14 


110 


Charlotte 




77 


39 




116 


167 


Orange 


4 


8 


29 




41 


66 


Citrus 




1 


26 




27 


163 


Osceola 












9 


Collier 


*1113 


2431 


32 




3576 


4516 


Palm Beach 


8 


43 


8 




59 


46 


Columbia 






197 


126 


323 


527 


Pasco 




25 


94 


2 


121 


149 


Dade 


3 


1 


2 




6 


12 


Pinellas 




3 


17 




20 


9 


De Soto 




363 


355 




718 


996 


Polk 


1 


430 


384 


2 


817 


1124 


Dixie 












5 


Putnam 






27 


51 


78 


73 


Duval 


2 


10 


14 


2 


28 


78 


St. Johns 






5 




5 


11 


Gadsden 












1 


St. Lucie 


1 


46 


29 




76 


106 



continued 



-105- 



Watermelons: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 (Continued) 



\*< UUUUC o 


Apri i 


may 


J une 


duly 


! 1961-62 
! Total 


1960-61: 
Total I 


Counties 


April 


May 


I June 


1 Tiilvr 

| J uiy 


1961-62 
Total 


1960-61 
Total 


UlICIll 1SL 




A 
*± 


ol / 




1 A1Q 

lUlo 


1 □ f\ C\ 


Santa Rosa 














Glades 




10 


3 




13 


11 


Sarasota 










__ 


39 


Hardee 


1 


48 


35 




84 


240 


Seminole 


2 


9 


15 




26 


44 


Hendry 


138 


734 


73 


2 


947 


1161 


Sumter 




225 


701 


9 


935 


1255 


Hernando 




53 


165 




218 


351 


Suwannee 






640 


292 


932 


853 


Highlands 




4 


6 


2 


12 


100 


Taylor 






1 




1 


3 


Hillsborough 


11 


141 


238 


1 


391 


530 


Union 




1 


48 


7 


56 


48 


Holmes 






9 




9 


2 


Volusia 




2 


38 


3 


43 


45 


Indian River 




164 


55 




219 


249 


Washington 






14 




14 


1 


Jackson 






1 




1 


4 


Unknown 


1 


25 


75 


7 


108 


78 


Jefferson 






243 


78 


321 


180 


Est. West Florida 




3200 


1000 


4200 


4200 


Lafayette 






94 


5 


99 


65 
















Lake 




257 


597 


13 


867 


1451 


Total 


1323 


5592 


11738 


2089 


20472 


28259 


Lee 


1 


54 


10 




65 


299 
















Leon 






1 




1 


1 
















* Shipments prior to April. 



Watermelons: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 



Method of 
Shipment 



Avg. 
Load 



Dec. 



Jan. 



Feb. 



Mar. 



Apr. 



May 



June 



July 



Season 
Total 



Lbs. 



1957-58 


Rail 


29,900 










225 


5417 


1274 


6,916 




**Truck 


28,000 










535 


* 13601 


♦5006 


19,_342 




Total 












760 


19218 


6280 


26,258 


1958-59 


Rail 


29, 000 




9 




49 


902 


1509 


166 


2, 635 




**Truck 


28,000 




9 




283 


4911 


*7062 


1867 


14J32 




Total 






18 




332 


5813 


8571 


2033 


16,767 


1959-60 


Rail 


31,800 








18 


729 


2745 


173 


3,665 




**Truck 


28,000 








91 


3048 


13907 


a/*3923 


20,969 




Total 










109 


3777 


16652 


4096 


24,634 


1960-61 


Rail 


31,800 








243 


1786 


1163 


25 


3,217 




Truck 


28,000 






2 


1307 


9020 


11815 


a/*2904 


25JM2 




Total 








2 


1550 


10806 


12978 


2923 


28,259 


1961-62 


Rail 


31, 800 






30 


149 


695 


1386 


196 


2,456 




Truck 


28,000 


3 


4 


97 


1040 


4897 


*10352 


*1893 


18 L 286 




Total 




3 


4 


127 


1189 


5592 


11738 


2089 


20, 742 


Includes 


August Shipments. 


















Includes estimated carlot equivalents moving 


out of the 


State from West Florida. 









** Includes Ice Box type melons. 



Watermelons: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Year 


February 


March 


April 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 




Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Pe rcent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


1957-58 








2.9 


73. 2 


23. 9 


100. 


1958-59 


. 1 




2.0 


34. 7 


51. 1 


12. 1 


100. 


1959-60 






. 4 


15. 3 


65. 5 


18. 8 


100. 


1960-61 






5.5 


38. 2 


45. 9 


10. 4 


100. 


1961-62 




. 6 


5. 7 


27. 


56. (i 


10. 1 


100. 



-106- 



Watermelons: Average Price per Cwt. for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


March 


April 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Average 




Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1957-58 






4. 95 


1.00 


.50 


1.00 


1958-59 




4. 25 


3. 30 


2. 05 


. 75 


2.35 


1959-60 




6.00 


3.25 


1.20 


. 60 


1. 40 


1960-61 




2.80 


1.45 


1. 30 


1. 65 


1.50 


1961-62 


4. 00 


3. 70 


2. 50 


1. 40 


i. oo 


1. 80 



Watermelons: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges, 
by Months, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 













Prices Received per Cwt. for Generally 




Week 


Out-of-state shipments 




Good Quality, Mostly Charleston Greys 




Ending 








Melon Size 


Kaii 


Truck 


Total 


17-19 lb. 


20-24 lb. 


| 25 lb. and larger 




Cars 


oanots 


Carlots 




Dollars 




Dollars 




Dollars 


1961-62 


























Dec. 23 




o 

6 


o 
A 




















30 




1 


1 




















Jan. 6 




2 


2 




















13 





1 


1 




















20 


— 


1 


1 




















27 


























Mar. 24 


2 


13 


15 




















31 


28 


83 


111 




















Apr. 7 


26 


109 


135 


4 


25-5. 


25 


5 


00-5. 


25 


5 


50-5. 


75 


14 


30 


226 


256 


4 


25-5. 


00 


4 


50-5. 


50 


5 


00-6. 


00 


21 


26 


172 


198 


4 


00-4. 


50 


4 


00-4. 


50 


4 


50-4. 


75 


28 


45 


388 


433 


3 


75-4. 


75 


4 


00-4. 


75 


4 


50-5. 


25 


May 5 


101 


608 


709 


3 


00-4. 


75 


3 


75-5. 


00 


5 


00-5. 


50 


12 


128 


749 


877 


2 


75-4. 


00 


3 


00-4. 


75 


4 


50-5. 


75 


19 


136 


1,103 


1,239 


3 


00-4. 


50 


3 


75-5. 


00 


3 


00-5. 


50 


26 


212 


1, 763 


1, 975 


2 


50-4. 


50 


2 


75-5. 


00 


2 


75-3. 


75 


June 2 


167 


1,157 


1, 324 


2 


25-3. 


50 


2 


50-3. 


75 


2 


75-3. 


75 


9 


110 


1, 644 


1,754 


2 


50-3. 


75 


1 


75-3. 


00 


1 


50-3. 


00 


16 


183 


1, 814 


1,997 


1 


75-3. 


00 


1 


50-2. 


00 


1 


50-2. 


00 


23 


519 


3,245 


3,764 


1 


50-2. 


00 


1 


25-1. 


75 


1 


00-1. 


50 


30 


547 


3,308 


3, 855 


1 


25-1. 


75 




50-1. 


00 




50-1. 


00 


July 7 


176 


1,432 


1, 608 




75-1. 


00 















14 18 343 361 

21 2 89 91 

28 — 32 32 



Aug. 4 -- 1 1 

2,456 18,286 20,742 



-107- 



Watermelons: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through July 1962 



Carlots Received from-- 



Carlots Received from — 



City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Citv 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


Trunk- 

| J. 1 IK 1\ 


Rail 


| X 1 


Rail 


1 Trunin 


Rail 


Truck 


Albany 


30 


154 


11 


71 


41 


225 


"Ma gViv ill p 




39 


3 


47 


3 


86 


Atlanta 


2 


345 




1463 


2 


1808 


OtIpFHIc: 
liC VV Ul ICulliJ 




210 




815 




1025 


Baltimore 


33 


511 


g 


711 


42 


1222 


Wpu/ Virrk' Pitr/ 


444 


2628 


279 


1179 


723 


3807 


Birmingham 




287 




615 




902 


"Ph i 1 ariplnhi a 


285 


639 


208 


709 


493 


1348 


Boston 


394 


175 


272 


95 


666 


970 




100 


373 


69 


421 


169 


794 


Buffalo 


40 


124 


91 


149 


131 


273 


Portland O 


1 




101 


236 


102 


236 


Chicago 


66 


687 


250 


1253 


316 


1940 


PtovtHptipp RT 

X 1UV1U\/11I^(/] 111 


76 


70 


46 


38 


122 


108 


Cincinnati 


40 


239 


20 


280 


60 




u L l.UUiG 




100 


g 


757 


8 


857 


Cleveland 


10 


439 


45 


522 


55 


961 


Salt T.akp Pitv 






21 


344 


21 


344 


Columbia 




848 




868 




1 71 fi 


San Antnnin 




9 




173 




182 


Dallas 




g 




1330 




1338 


Sa n P va npi^pft 






24 


770 


24 


770 


Denver 




1 


1 




i 

X 


7Qfi 


Seattlp Wash 






248 


977 
fill 


248 


277 


Dptroit 


14 


336 


57 


635 


71 


971 


Wa^hincrfnn 

VV o 1 1 1 1 LjJ^ 1 1 


24 


507 


7 


546 


31 


1 053 


Ft. Worth 




i 

X 




1 oft 

1UO 




i oq 


Witchita, Kan. 




Q 
o 




1 07 




110 


11UUO IU11 




9 
£i 




u \> -L 




^ DO 


Total 




vwo 


1783 


19284 


3349 


29279 


TnH if) riPinnl i q 


1 


77 


— 


243 


1 


320 


ft/f n ntvpa 1 


95 


139 


159 


31 


254 


170 


Kansas City 


2 


46 


2 


264 


4 


310 


Ottawa 


19 


30 


9 


8 


28 


38 


Los Angeles 






2 


2214 


2 


2214 


Toronto 


218 


117 


296 


94 


514 


211 


Louisville 




198 


1 


191 


1 


389 


Vancouver 






97 


20 


97 


20 


Memphis 




298 




412 




710 


Winnipeg 


1 


38 


20 


50 


21 


88 


Miami 




520 




61 




581 


Total 


333 


324 


581 


203 


914 


527 


Milwaukee 


4 


82 




140 


4 


222 


TOTAL 


1899 


10319 


2364 


19487 


4263 


29806 


Minneapolis 




39 


8 


184 


8 


223 

















-108- 



Cauliflower: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 



County 






1961-62 Season 






Season 
Total 
1960-61 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


Season 
Total 


Broward 


1 


3 


3 


1 




1 


9 


6 


Dade 






1 








1 


3 


Duval 






1 






1 


2 


4 


Hillsboro 


1 


12 


6 


7 


1 




27 


11 


Manatee 




1 


2 


1 

X 






4 


3 


Palm Beach 


3 


7 


10 


4 


7 


2 


33 


24 


St. Johns 




2 


1 








3 


1 


Seminole 


11 


20 


13 


3 


3 


1 


51 


56 


Unknown 


1 


2 


1 




3 




7 


13 


TOTAL 


17 


47 


38 


16 


14 


5 


137 


121 



Cauliflower: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 






Crates 




















1957-58 


Rail 
Mixed 
























Truck 


420 


2 


13 


10 


20 


10 


6 


5 


2 


68 




Total 




2 


13 


10 


20 


10 


6 


5 


2 


68 


1958-59 


Rail 
Mixed 


530 
530 






1 


2 
1 










2 
2 




Truck 


420 




14 


14 


29 


9 


8 


3 




77 




Total 






14 


15 


32 


9 


8 


3 




81 


1959-60 


Rail 
Mixed 


630 
630 






9 
3 


1 

2 


4 








.10 
9 




Truck 


420 




3 


40 


29 


25 


11 


3 




111 




Total 






3 


52 


32 


29 


11 


3 




130 


1960-61 


Rail 


630 








7 










7 




Mixed 


630 






1 


2 




1 


1 




5 




Truck 


420 




4 


34 


54 


3 


7 


7 




109 




Total 






4 


35 


63 


3 


8 


8 




121 


1961-62 


Rail 


630 




1 


1 


1 


1 








4 




Mixed 


630 




1 


4 


1 


1 








7 




Truck 


420 




15 


42 


36 


14 


14 


5 




126 




Total 






17 


47 


38 


16 


14 


5 




137 



-109- 



Field Feas: Recorded Shipments by Truck from Florida, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Year 










(Conversion Factor - 


650 bushels) 






Season 


Sep. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. | 


Feb. 


Mar. 


1 Apr. 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 


1957-58 




16 


29 


4 


1 






2 


208 


223 


2 


485 


1958-59 




21 


28 


7 


2 




1 


86 


177 


90 




412 


1959-60 




19 


10 


7 


4 






15 


223 


165 


7 


450 


1960-61 


1 


10 


16 


8 


2 


1 


9 


64 


198 


112 


7 


428 


1961-62 


* 8 


15 


26 


12 


4 


2 


7 


67 


108 


111 


2 


362 



Includes August shipments. 



Radishes: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 



County 










1961 


-62 Season 








Season 
Total 
1960-61 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 


Broward 


6 


15 


19 


25 


32 


26 


18 


10 




151 


164 


Dade 


1 


6 


5 


4 


6 


9 


6 


2 




39 


41 


Duval 




1 






1 


1 




1 




4 


4 


Highlands 




5 


9 


11 


7 


5 


8 






45 


34 


Hillsboro 


3 


3 


3 


2 


2 


2 


3 


5 


1 


24 


39 


Lake 


1 


1 


2 






2 


3 


2 




11 


9 


Manatee 




1 


1 






2 


1 


1 




6 




Orange 


25 


52 


46 


19 


45 


58 


85 


39 


1 


370 


365 


Palm Beach 


63 


159 


172 


154 


174 


184 


214 


155 


8 


1,283 


1, 325 


Sarasota 




12 


11 


8 


8 


9 


8 


9 




65 


85 


Seminole 


1 


5 


7 


4 


5 


10 


19 


17 


5 


73 


77 


Unknown 


4 


9 


5 




4 




12 


8 


1 


43 


36 


TOTAL 


104 


269 


280 


227 


284 


308 


377 


249 


16 


2, 114 


2, 179 



Radishes: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 






16 qt. crts. 






















1957-58 


Rail 


2,250 


16 


34 


10 


10 


6 


31 


25 


20 




152 




Mixed 


2,250 




11 


15 


22 


15 


27 


35 


31 




156 




Truck 


1, 600 


68 


144 


122 


108 


88 


193 


211 


142 


7 


1^083 




Total 




84 


189 


147 


140 


109 


251 


271 


193 


7 


1,391 


1958-59 


Rail 


2,250 


13 


62 


37 


24 


28 


18 


44 


20 


3 


249 




Mixed 


2, 250 


4 


31 


54 


36 


44 


42 


52 


23 




286 




Truck 


1, 600 


55 


130 


138 


139 


148 


205 


194 


103 


6 


1^118 




Total 




72 


223 


229 


199 


220 


265 


290 


146 


9 


1, 653 


1959-60 


Rail 


2, 165 


2 


33 


36 


34 


36 


52 


37 


9 




239 




Mixed 


2, 165 


4 


23 


40 


42 


36 


64 


66 


33 




308 




Truck 


1, 600 


*55 


136 


129 


171 


166 


196 


281 


184 


13 


1,331 




Total 




61 


192 


205 


247 


238 


312 


384 


226 


13 


1,878 


1960-61 


Rail 


2, 225 


10 


50 


37 


13 


12 


38 


31 


24 




215 




Mixed 


2,225 


1 


21 


59 


62 


51 


75 


69 


63 


1 


402 




Truck 


1, 600 


71 


172 


176 


189 


205 


263 


279 


192 


15 


l a 562 




Total 




82 


243 


272 


264 


268 


376 


379 


279 


16 


2,179 


1961-62 


Rail 


2, 335 


4 


38 


35 


24 


24 


28 


42 


22 




217 




Mixed 


2, 335 


10 


37 


62 


51 


60 


62 


78 


42 




402 




Truck 


1, 600 


90 


194 


183 


152 


200 


218 


257 


185 


16 


1,495 




Total 




104 


269 


280 


227 


284 


308 


377 


249 


16 


2. 114 



* Includes September shipments. -110- 



Radishes: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1961 through June 1962 



City 


Carlots Received from 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail | Truck 


Rail | Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 1 Truck 


1 

Rail 


Truck 


Albany 


— 


14 


5 


19 


Nashville 


-- 


2 


— 


-- 


2 


Atlanta 


— 


34 


5 


39 


New Orleans 


— 


19 


2 


— 


21 


Baltimore 


— 


40 


12 


52 


New York City 


13 


145 


1 202 


14 


347 


Birmingham 


— 


23 


3 


26 


Philadelphia 


27 


76 


69 


27 


145 


Boston 


5 


16 


61 


5 77 


Pittsburgh 


2 


— 


7 95 


9 


95 


Buffalo 


— 


1 


26 


27 


Portland, O. 


— 


— 


1 88 


1 


88 


Chicago 


13 


124 


2 257 


15 381 


Providence, RI 


-- 


2 


11 


— 


13 


Cincinnati 


3 


42 


34 


3 76 


St. Louis 


1 


58 


37 


1 


95 


Cleveland 


3 


35 


133 


3 168 


Salt Lake City 


— 


-- 


7 109 


7 


109 


Columbia 


— 


11 


1 


12 


San Antonio 


— 


20 


31 


— 


51 


Dallas 


— 


81 


17 


-- 98 


San Francisco 


— 


— 


209 


-- 


209 


Denver 


— 


38 


212 


250 


Seattle, Wash. 


1 


-- 


178 


1 


178 


Detroit 


3 


43 


47 


3 90 


Washington DC 


— 


34 


16 


— 


50 


Ft. Worth 


— 


16 


3 


19 


Witchita, Kan. 


-- 


47 


54 


— 


101 


Houston 


— 


14 


1 


15 


Total 


78 


1133 


18 2984 


96 


4117 


Indianapolis 


— 


36 


48 


84 


Montreal 


12 


73 


8 49 


20 


122 


Kansas City 


2 


33 


54 


2 87 


Ottawa 




3 


5 




8 


Los Angeles 




1 


917 


918 


Toronto 


32 


24 


32 63 


64 


87 


Louisville 


2 


17 


2 


2 19 


Vancouver 


2 




58 


2 


58 


Memphis 




25 


2 


27 


Winnipeg 






4 




4 


Miami 




15 


1 


16 


Total 


46 


100 


40 179 


86 


279 


Milwaukee 




17 


9 


26 


TOTAL 


123 


1233 


58 3163 


182 


4396 


Minneapolis 


3 


54 


33 


3 87 















Radishes: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges, By Weeks, 
Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Prices Received for 
Generally Good 
Quality 


Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Prices Received for 
Generally Good 
Quality 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Lake Okeechobee 


Lake Okeechobee 












Dols. per 










Dols. per 






Cars 


Carlots 


Carlots 


30-8 oz. bags 




Cars 


Carlots 


Carlots 


30-8 oz. bags 


1961- 


62 










1961-62 










Oct. 


7 


1 


7 


8 




Feb. 17 


5 


51 


56 


.85 




14 




19 


19 




24 


8 


42 


50 


.85 




21 


2 


25 


27 
















28 


5 


27 


32 




Mar. 3 


2 


50 


52 


. 85-1. 25 














10 


8 


56 


64 


. 85-1. 25 


Nov. 


4 


8 


31 


39 


.70- . 90 


17 


11 


59 


70 


1.50 




11 


9 


40 


49 


. 75- . 80 


24 


2 


46 


48 


1. 50-2. 00 




18 


9 


62 


71 


.75-1.00 


31 


9 


33 


42 


2. 00-2. 25 




25 


12 


48 


60 


.75-1.00 
























Apr. 7 


8 


56 


64 


1. 75-2. 00 


Dec. 


2 


8 


38 


46 


. 75- . 85 


14 


12 


72 


84 


1. 50-1. 75 




9 


7 


34 


41 


. 75- . 80 


21 


10 


65 


75 


1. 25-1. 50 




16 


7 


46 


53 


. 75- . 80 


28 


10 


65 


65 


1. 00-1. 25 




23 


8 


39 


47 


.75 














30 


6 


47 


53 


. 75-1. 50 


May 5 


4 


51 


55 


. 85-1. 00 














12 


9 


40 


49 


. 85-1. 50 


Jan. 


6 


4 


32 


36 


1. 50-2. 00 


19 


1 


59 


60 


1.50 




13 


7 


28 


35 


1. 75-2. 00 


26 


1 


34 


35 


1. 25-1. 50 




20 


4 


34 


38 


1. 00-1. 50 














27 


8 


39 


47 


1. 00-1. 25 


June 2 
9 




15 

8 


15 
8 


1.25 


Feb. 


3 


8 


43 


51 


. 75-1. 00 


16 




2 


2 






10 


4 


59 


63 


. 75- . 85 


23 




2 


2 
















30 




1 


1 


















217 


1495 


1712 





-111- 



Bunched Vegetables: Recorded Shipments by Truck from Florida 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Year 








(Conversion Factor - 


1,000 dozen) 






Season 
Total 


oep . 


\JCl. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. j 


i et>. 


Mar. | 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 1 Jul. 


1957-58 






4 


15 


60 


63 


60 


21 






236 


1958-59 




2 


4 


15 


56 


44 


29 


14 


5 


2 


171 


1959-60 






2 


16 


80 


79 


92 


27 


9 


1 


306 


1960-61 






3 


22 


69 


82 


45 


22 


6 


1 


250 


1961-62 


i 


2 


11 


19 


73 


54 


40 


18 


7 


1 


226 



Bunched Vegetables: Recorded Shipments by Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 



County 










1961 


-62 Season 






Season 
Total 
1960-61 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 


Bradford 






3 


6 


8 


2 






19 


5 


Broward 






1 


2 


2 


1 


1 




7 


9 


Dade 




1 


1 


9 


5 


5 


1 




22 


24 


Duval 


1 


2 


3 


6 


6 


6 


4 


2 


30 


32 


Hillsboro 


1 


2 


5 


21 


16 


12 


4 


1 


62 


96 


Orange 




2 




2 


1 


1 


1 




7 


14 


Palm Beach 






1 


7 


4 


4 


1 


1 


18 


17 


Polk 












1 






1 


2 


St. Johns 








5 


1 








6 


5 


Sarasota 








2 


2 


2 


1 


1 


8 


10 


Seminole 




1 


2 


6 


6 


5 


2 


1 


23 


27 


Unknown 


* 1 


3 


3 


7 


3 


1 


3 


1 


1 


23 


9 


TOTAL 


3 


11 


19 


73 


54 


40 


18 


7 


1 


226 


250 



* Includes September shipments. 



Bunched Vegetables: Truck Shipments in Carlo t Equivalents by Weeks, 
Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 


Bunched 


Week 


Bunched 




Week 




Bunched 


Ended 


Vegetables 


Ended 


Vegetables 




Ended 


Vegetables 




Carlots 




Carlots 








Carlots 


1961-62 
















Oct. 28 


1 


Feb. 3 


15 




Apr. 


7 


5 


Nov. 4 


1 


10 


16 






14 


5 


11 


1 


17 


12 






21 


5 


18 


2 


24 


13 






28 


3 


25 


3 


Mar. 3 


11 




May 


5 


2 


Dec. 2 


4 


10 


11 






12 


2 


9 


3 


17 


9 






19 


2 


16 


3 


24 


10 






26 


2 


23 


4 


31 


6 




Jun. 


2 


1 


30 


8 








Total 




226 


Jan. 6 


11 














13 


13 














20 


16 














27 


26 















Other Vegetables: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 1/ 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. ■ 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 


1957-58 


Rail 


— 


1 


8 


2 


2 


15 


24 


3 


7 


— 


— 


62 




Truck 


700 


*19 


39 


62 


89 


101 


133 


70 


71 


68 


28 


680 




Total 




20 


47 


64 


91 


116 


157 


73 


78 


68 


28 


742 


1958-59 


Rail 


— 


-- 


1 


6 


6 


10 


8 


1 








32 




Truck 


700 


*31 


46 


72 


105 


174 


107 


97 


61 


64 


17 


774 




Total 




31 


47 


78 


111 


184 


115 


98 


61 


64 


17 


806 


1959-60 


Rail 


— 


1 


4 


4 


7 


13 


13 


6 


6 


— 


— 


54 




Truck 


700 


*24 


33 


62 


162 


185 


173 


89 


73 


75 


38 


914 




Total 




25 


37 


66 


169 


198 


186 


95 


79 


75 


38 


968 


1960-61 


Rail 






9 


6 


5 


13 


8 


3 


4 


3 




51 




Truck 


700 


*20 


63 


71 


131 


256 


149 


119 


108 


90 


38 


1,045 




Total 




20 


72 


77 


136 


269 


157 


122 


112 


93 


38 


1, 096 


1961-62 


Rail 






2 


8 


4 


22 


16 


15 


8 


11 




86 




Truck 


700 


*55 


107 


97 


188 


324 


258 


206 


151 


109 


49 


1^544 




Total 




55 


109 


105 


192 


346 


274 


221 


159 


120 


49 


1,630 



* Includes August and September shipments. 



Other Vegetables: Recorded Shipments by Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 1/ 



County 


(Conversion Factor - 700 packages) 
1961-62 Season 


Season 
Total 


Season 
Total 
1960-61 


Oct. 


Nov. | 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


| Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June ] 


July 


Bradford 










1 








1 




2 


2 


Broward 


1 


7 


6 


8 


14 


11 


18 


6 


1 




72 


53 


Dade 


1 


4 


3 


6 


10 


12 


17 


13 


4 


1 


71 


30 


Duval 




1 


I 


2 


3 


4 


3 


2 


3 


1 


20 


18 


Highlands 


* 6 


1 


1 


15 


28 


32 


32 


5 


9 




129 


59 


Hillsboro 


*23 


17 


3 


8 


14 


13 


8 


18 


37 


16 


157 


133 


Lake 






1 




2 




1 




2 




6 


4 


Lee 






1 
















1 


21 


Manatee 




12 


24 


26 


24 


28 


24 


23 






161 


103 


Marion 


*12 


3 


1 










1 


10 


15 


42 


39 


Martin 




1 


3 


3 


3 


4 


4 


5 






23 


18 


Orange 


2 


29 


12 


49 


110 


52 


14 


13 


17 


2 


300 


199 


Palm Beach 


5 


18 


26 


37 


56 


62 


48 


31 


14 


1 


298 


177 


Polk 














1 








1 


28 


St. Johns 








11 


21 


11 


1 








44 


15 


St. Lucie 




1 


3 


3 


4 


2 


1 


1 


1 


10 


26 


29 


Sarasota 






1 


5 


7 


5 


6 


1 






25 


20 


Seminole 




7 


8 


12 


25 


18 


21 


22 


3 




116 


64 


Union 


1 


1 








1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


7 


6 


Unknown 


4 


5 


3 


3 


2 


3 


6 


9 


6 


2 


43 


27 


TOTAL 


*55 


107 


97 


188 


324 


258 


206 


151 


109 


49 


1,544 


1,045 



Includes August and September shipments. 



1/ "Other Vegetables" include those packed in containers; broccoli, carrots, Chinese cabbage, dill, parsley, English 
peas, okra, watercress, green peanuts, and greens (dandelions, collards, kale, mustard, spinach and turnips). The total 
volume for Other Vegetables shipped by truck in 1961-62 (1544 carlot equivalents) tabulations show that Chinese cabbage re- 
presented 22% of the amount shipped or 340 carlot equivalents, greens (all types) 28% - 432 carlots; parsley 8% - 125 carlots; 
broccoli 7% - 108 carlots; carrots 12% - 185 carlots; okra 16% - 247 carlots; English peas 1% - 15 carlots; green peanuts 
1% - 15 carlots; other items 5% - 77 carlots. 



-113- 



Other Vegetables: Carlot Rail Shipments, by Commodities, 
1961-62 Season 



Commodity 


1961-62 Season 


Sanson 
Total 
1960-fil 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Total 


Beets 


















i 




Broccoli 




2 


1 


5 


1 


2 






11 




Carrots 








6 


10 


5 


5 


11 


37 


3 


Greens 


2 


6 


2 


7 


4 


8 


3 




32 


47 


Spinach 






1 


4 










5 


1 


TOTAL 


2 


8 


4 


22 


16 


15 


8 


11 


86 


51 



Other Vegetables: Recorded Truck Shipments, by Weeks, 
Florida, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 


Other 


Week 


Other 


Week 


Other 


Ended 


Vegetables 


Ended 


Vegetables 


Ended 


Vegetables 




Carlots 




Carlots 




Carlots 


1961-62 












Aug. 5 


1 


Dec. 2 


28 


Apr. 7 


53 


12 


2 


9 


20 


14 


57 


19 


2 


16 


24 


21 


45 


26 


2 


23 


24 


28 


42 






30 


19 






Sept. 2 


1 






May 5 


39 


9 


1 


Jan. 6 


18 


12 


31 


16 


2 


13 


19 


19 


34 


23 


1 


20 


39 


26 


25 


30 


5 


27 


68 














June 2 


37 


Oct. 7 


8 


Feb. 3 


75 


9 


35 


14 


8 


10 


64 


16 


25 


21 


6 


17 


96 


23 


18 


28 


10 


24 


81 


30 


23 


Nov. 4 


16 


Mar. 3 


85 


July 7 


20 


11 


32 


10 


54 


14 


14 


18 


25 


17 


54 


21 


8 


25 


22 


24 


61 


28 


8 






31 


57 


Season Total 


1,544 



Mixed Vegetables: Recorded Rail Shipments of Vegetables in Mixed Loads, 
Florida, Crop Years 1957-58 through 1961-62 



Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Total 


1957-58 


*38 


449 


437 


280 


150 


284 


602 


587 


77 


6 


2,910 


1958-59 


39 


401 


749 


751 


618 


636 


746 


505 


98 




4, 543 


1958-60 


19 


190 


411 


698 


665 


993 


1,027 


701 


139 


2 


4, 845 


1960-61 


9 


256 


656 


802 


808 


993 


939 


789 


159 


3 


5,414 


1961-62 


48 


424 


927 


767 


898 


1, 152 


1, 108 


809 


126 




6. 319 



Includes September shipments. 

-114- 



Vegetable Imports: Cucumber, Eggplant, Okra and Tomato Imports in Carlot 
Equivalents VIA Florida Ports by Country of Origin, 
by Weeks and Months, Crop Year 1961-62 



Week 
E nding 


Cucumbers 


Eggplant 


Okra 


Tomatoes 


Bahamas 


Haiti 


Guatemala 


Haiti 


Guatemala 


Guatemala 




Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots 


1961-62 














Dec. 23 




-- 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


n n OA 


oo 
Zi 












Jan. 6 


A Q 






— 


-- 


— 


13 


58 


12 


__ 


— 


— 


— 


20 


149 


10 


-- 


— 


-- 


2 


Z f 


1 1 Q 


1 A 






- 


2 


Feb. 3 


i uZ 


<£1 




— 


1 


-- 


10 


1 OQ 






— 


2 


— 


17 


136 


25 


— 


2 


1 


— 


24 


120 


19 


— 


6 


1 


— 


Mar. 3 


148 


19 




6 


2 


— 


10 


50 


15 




5 


1 




17 


79 


23 


6 


3 


2 




24 


18 


13 






1 




31 


13 








1 




Apr. 7 


2 








1 





14 thru 



May 12 
19 

26 

June 2 
9 
16 
23 
30 

July 7 
14 



21 
TOTAL 


1,249 


204 


6 


22 


13 


4 


Months 














1961-62 














August 














September 














October 














November 














December 


23 












January 


445 


58 




11 




4 


February 


531 


85 




6 




March 


248 


61 


6 


11 


6 




April 


2 








1 




May 














June 














July 














1,249 


204 


6 


22 


~13 


4 



-115- 



Road Guard Stations: Recorded Truck Passings in Carlot Equivalents 

Florida Vegetable and Melons by Commodities, Crop Year 1961-62 





Road Guard Location 


Total 


Commodity 


Wilcox 


Branford 


Ella- 


Suwannee 


White 


Hilliard 


Yulee 


Lake 


Lura- 


(jrien 
ot. 


M ac - 


All 
Stations 








ville 


Springs 


Springs 






City 


viiie 


jMarv 


clenny 




Beans 


1238 


24 


75 


11 


390 


819 


2200 


151 


1 


5 


296 


5210 


Limas 


12 


— 


2 





11 


12 


27 


7 








100 


Cabbage 


487 


29 


414 


1 


431 


1689 


3350 


162 




1 A 




6802 


Cauliflower 


32 





6 




7 


24 


40 


3 






1 4 


126 


Celery 


1626 


44 


176 


6 


368 


686 


1585 


157 


2 


A 

4 


loO 


4839 


Corn 


1723 


40 


141 


3 


479 


1156 


2040 


189 


l 




9QQ 
-a ^ 


6084 


Cucumbers 


1011 


34 


93 


5 


194 


426 


2268 


85 




1 


OUU 


4717 


Eggplant 


323 


8 


25 


3 


53 


96 


672 


la 






BR 


1297 


Escarole-Endive 200 


2 


7 


1 


75 


225 


1120 


29 






on 


1749 


Lettuce 


80 


2 


12 


7 


79 


73 


244 


25 




1 
1 


fil 
ox 


584 


Peppers 


938 


26 


70 


3 


166 


378 


2256 


68 




1 




4258 


Potatoes 


417 


13 


263 


3 


466 


925 


1038 


154 




c 
O 




3392 


Radishes 


484 


21 


31 


3 


170 


186 


414 


11a 




9 


fi7 
u f 


1496 


Southern Peas 


112 


1 


11 





44 


41 


53 


O A 
24 






71 


357 


Squash 


548 


10 


36 


7 


110 


142 


483 


43 






Xoo 


1514 


Tomatoes 


3807 


89 


172 


18 


1145 


2284 


4187 


Q A O 




o 


844 


12893 


Bunched Vegs. 


18 


3 


3 


10 


20 


52 


44 


16 




6 


50 


222 


Other Vegs. 


99 


8 


22 


16 


210 


218 


656 


29 







283 




Strawberries 


88 


4 


2 


2 


76 


89 


269 


37 






33 


600 


Avocados 


96 


1 


7 




16 


19 


237 


4 






2 


382 


Watermelons 


2055 


331 


318 


809 


1692 


1915 


2879 


607 


44 


4 


3435 


14089 


Limes 


111 


1 


16 




31 


27 


210 


6 






6 


408 


Total 


15505 


691 


1902 


908 


6233 


11482 


26272 


2275 


48 


61 


7283 


72660 



Road Guard Stations: Recorded Truck Passings in Carlot Equivalents, 

Florida Vegetable and Melons by Months, Crop Year 1961-62 



Station 


1961-62 Season 


Season 
Total 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Wilcox 


18 


18 


263 


1146 


1681 


1648 


1817 


2321 


2603 


2872 


1046 


72 


15505 


Branford 






12 


29 


34 


41 


40 


80 


62 


100 


254 


39 


691 


Ellaville 


2 


3 


39 


92 


99 


167 


224 


278 


332 


330 


262 


74 


1902 


Suwannee Springs 








15 


14 


11 


16 


18 


13 


24 


586 


211 


908 


White Springs 


5 


5 


73 


329 


364 


446 


589 


727 


947 


1471 


1160 


117 


6233 


Hilliard 


6 


10 


112 


665 


866 


1139 


1279 


1479 


2019 


2412 


1374 


121 


11482 


Yulee 


47 


54 


479 


2004 


2567 


3189 


3279 


3961 


3848 


4348 


2245 


251 


26272 


Lake City 


2 




37 


126 


149 


174 


194 


266 


330 


515 


428 


54 


2275 


Luraville 






1 
















43 


4 


48 


Glen St. Mary 






1 


2 


3 


5 


10 


7 


15 


11 


7 




61 


Macclenny 


2 


2 


131 


367 


291 


270 


249 


391 


661 


2065 


2589 


205 


7283 


Total 


82 


92 


1148 


4775 


6068 


7090 


7697 


9528 


10830 


14148 


9994 


1208 


72660 



-116- 



Destination Truck Shipments: Florida Vegetables and Melons by Commodity in 

Carlot Equivalents, Recorded by Road Guard Stations, 
Crop Year 1961-62 







Commnrlity 


State 


Lima 
Beans 


Snap 
Beans 


Cabbage 1 Cauli_ 
f lower 


Celery 


Sweet 
Corn 


Cucum- 
bers 1/ 


Egg- 
plant 


Escarolej Lettuce 



Alabama 


7 


257 


347 


6 


197 


231 


50 


30 


27 


8 


Arizona 


- 


1 


- 


- 


2 


5 


2 


1 




A rWan^fl ^ 

ill luuioao 




OA 


14 


1 


44 


26 


11 


6 


3 


1 


f~* a 1 1 fVi rniQ 
^cll I1UI ill ll 




24 


3 


2 


4 


333 


99 


29 


- 


- 


oUU 




5 


4 


— 


7 


35 


34 


9 


1 


- 


sunlit l_ LXC UL 




38 


47 


— 


35 


35 


50 


14 


41 


2 


Dpi -i VI' 51 TT f* 
l—l 1- 1 11 VV ll 1 Kz 






6 




- 


~ 


9 


- 


- 


- 


Ulbl. ^UiUillUlci 




14 


96 




26 


6 


17 


6 


19 


9 


± 111 ll 


1 


21 


33 


1 


16 


18 


11 


3 


3 


10 


VJtJUX g Id. 


OA 

JO 


560 


740 


15 


609 


559 


109 


41 


31 


75 


Illinois 


1 


183 


201 


3 


283 


262 


416 


61 


77 


28 


Indiana 


- 


48 


140 


4 


139 


88 


43 


8 


23 


13 


Iowa 




o 


14 




14 


14 


9 


1 


1 


1 


nqfl c 




1 A 

1U 


10 




43 


26 


17 


4 


3 


- 


XVCIlt-UtiKy 




75 


80 


- 


44 


73 


43 


12 


6 


4 


Louisiana 


2 


106 


84 


10 


211 


136 


63 


66 


27 


11 


IVXalXXG 




5 


20 


" 


10 


11 


16 


1 


7 


- 


Maryland 


o 

a 


280 


486 


11 


205 


324 


207 


44 


71 


38 


TVTn QQflphncptta 






117 


2 


74 


94 


341 


66 


58 


5 


XVXXdlXgdJl 




80 


101 


1 


171 


69 


77 


21 


14 


3 


Minnesota 


_ 


15 


14 




48 


48 


68 


6 


15 


8 


Mississippi 


1 


13 


40 


- 


25 


10 


5 


4 


1 




Missouri 


1 


113 


76 


1 


164 


185 


112 


32 


29 


14 


Montana 






" 


— 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Nebraska 




7 


6 


— 


19 


33 


18 


3 


1 


- 


Nevada 




1 


1 


— 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


New Hampshire 










- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


New Jersey 


1 


144 


154 


3 


180 


189 


134 


46 


163 


27 


New Mexico 








— 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


New York 


5 


663 


828 


17 


546 


622 


1120 


406 


586 


126 


North Carolina 


10 


371 


816 


12 


249 


396 


125 


16 


25 


11 


North Dakota 


- 


- 


6 


- 


4 


5 


4 


- 






Ohio 




126 


186 


4 


102 


107 


187 


31 


87 


74 


Oklahoma 


~ 


30 


12 


1 


65 


48 


20 


7 


5 


1 


Oregon 










- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Pennsylvania 


8 


385 


587 


4 


310 


508 


538 


143 


284 


66 


Rhode Island 




29 


27 




12 


13 


39 


10 


12 


1 


South Carolina 


27 


401 


468 


8 


178 


624 


111 


21 


18 


14 


South Dakota 










1 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Tennessee 


1 


207 


287 


4 


218 


231 


59 


19 


14 


14 


Texas 


2 


333 


27 


5 


220 


394 


157 


78 


26 


7 


Utah 












1 


9 


1 






Vermont 






















Virginia 


1 


162 


254 


3 


150 


140 


82 


13 


25 


7 


Washington 










1 












West Virginia 




35 


51 


1 


39 


52 


19 


2 


5 


1 


Wisconsin 




23 


31 


2 


55 


30 


53 


4 


6 


1 


Canada 


1 


158 


96 


1 


103 


69 


178 


33 


38 


6 


Unknown 


1 


28 


293 


4 


17 


29 


56 


5 


5 


3 


Total 5209 


103 


6803 


126 


4841 


6084 


4720 


1303 


1757 


589 


V Includes imports shipped 


through Florida. 














continued 





-117- 



Destination Truck Shipments: Florida Vegetables and Melons by Commodity- in 

Carlot Equivalents, Recorded by Road Guard Stations, 
Crop Year 1961-62 



Commodity 



State 


Peppers 


Pota- 
toes 


Rad- 
ishes 


Southern 
Peas 


Squash 


Tomatoes 


Other 
Vees. 


Straw- 
berries 


Water- 
melons 


Grand 
Total 


Alabama 


72 


207 


38 


60 


88 


795 


61 


16 


339 


2836 


Arizona 


2 


1 


1 




2 


5 






1 


23 


Arkansas 


15 


56 


15 


2 


11 


170 


1 


7 


47 


454 


California 


95 


32 


1 




46 


193 






1 


862 


Colorado 


30 


15 


15 


- 


17 


110 


- 


- 


1 


283 


Connecticut 


59 


4 


7 




17 


52 


5 


5 


165 


576 


Delaware 


1 


20 


- 




— 


1 


1 




15 


53 


Dist. Columbia 


17 


18 


10 


- 


4 


153 


9 


10 


275 


689 


Florida 


9 


11 


3 


5 


8 


75 


7 




193 


428 


Georgia 


116 


600 


47 


119 


151 


819 


369 


38 


626 


5654 


Illinois 


228 


79 


103 


4 


57 


723 


37 


33 


358 


3138 


Indiana 


43 


150 


54 




10 


106 


8 


26 


724 


1627 


Iowa 


5 


3 


13 




1 


11 




3 


95 


187 


Kansas 


19 


5 


13 


_ 


6 


65 


_ 


1 


10 


232 


Kentucky 


32 


70 


18 


1 


12 


145 


6 


- 


308 


929 


Louisiana 


104 


43 


21 


11 


48 


257 


6 


3 


135 


1344 


Maine 


9 




3 




o 





n 

A 




A O 
4Z 


"1 Q A 
1J4 


Maryland 


158 


54 


61 


2 


59 


275 


45 


22 


356 


2701 


Massachusetts 


262 


58 


19 


1 


78 


259 


22 


14 


211 


1913 


Michigan 


71 


50 


27 


2 


16 


249 


9 


9 


397 


1367 


Minnesota 


33 


8 


58 




n 
I 


QQ 

oo 


A 

4 


1 A 
J.4 


40 


4Z 1 


Mississippi 


9 


15 


2 


A 

4 


c 



loo 


fitd 




no 
(0 


A AA 

40U 


Missouri 


106 


50 


100 


n 

4 


<S9 


O A Q 

o4o 


Q 






TOO 
IZd 


1 tin 


Montana 


















3 


4 


Nebraska 


15 


5 


9 


- 


6 


32 


- 


- 


13 


167 


Nevada 












i 






2 


o 



NewHampshire 


















lb 


lb 


New Jersey 


146 


20 


43 




da 


1 bo 


zuy 


1 A 


bso 


— o DO 


New Mexico 


1 








— 


1 


— 




2 


5 


New York 


1127 


141 


153 


30 


211 


1973 


323 


153 


1512 


10542 


North Carolina 


94 


225 


39 


24 


74 


728 


143 


16 


615 


3989 


Norm Dakota 


2 


1 


10 




- 


2 


1 ■ 


- 


9 


44 


Ohio 


134 


275 


210 


1 


23 


610 


57 


63 


659 


2936 


Oklahoma 


19 


11 


15 




25 


152 


1 


2 


10 


424 


Oregon 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


4 


Pennsylvania 


496 


507 


110 


4 


72 


806 


108 


85 


922 


5943 


Rhode Island 


59 


9 


2 




11 


24 


2 


1 


38 


289 


South Carolina 


98 


99 


37 


7 1 


91 


721 


211 


8 


877 


4083 


South Dakota 






1 






1 






2 


7 


Tennessee 


75 


252 


65 


5 


50 


883 


24 


12 


535 


2955 


Texas 


219 


77 


70 


9 


190 


818 


2 


5 


91 


2730 


Utah 


3 


3 




_ 




7 


- 


- 


1 


25 


Vermont 












2 






5 


7 


Virginia 


76 


168 


28 


2 


29 


524 


32 


9 


312 


2017 


Washington 












1 








2 


West Virginia 


11 


14 


14 




3 


109 


5 




97 


458 


Wisconsin 


37 


11 


14 




7 


47 


1 


4 


96 


422 


Canada 


133 


7 


39 




10 


185 


21 


1 


270 


1349 


Unknown 


23 


18 


7 


3 


7 


78 


9 


9 


2762 


3357 


Total 


4263 


3392 


1495 


362 


1518 


12896 


1772 


599 


14086 


7 1918 



-118- 



Truck Freight Rates: From South Florida Shipping Points to Selected Cities, 
Principal Vegetables , in Cents per Container 



Destination 


Commodity 


Snap Beans 


Lima Beans 


Cabbage 


Celery | 


Corn 


Cucumbers 


Eggplant 




Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 




bu. hpr. 


bu. hpr. 


50 lbs. 


crate 


crate 


bu. bskt. 


bu. bskt. 


Atlanta, Ga. 


35 


45 


50 


60 


50 


55 


45 


Baltimore, Md. 


55 


65 


85 


100 


80 


90 


65 


Boston, Mass 


75 


85 


105 


120 


100 


110 


85 


Chicago, 111. 


70 


80 


100 


115 


95 


105 


85 


Detroit, Mich. 


75 


85 


105 


120 


100 


110 


85 


Los Angeles, Calif. 


135 


165 


195 


245 


195 


190 


175 


Montreal, Can. 


90 


100 


120 


135 


115 


125 


105 


New York, N. Y. 


65 


75 


95 


110 


90 


100 


75 


Philadelphia, Pa. 


60 


70 


90 


105 


85 


95 


70 


Pittsburgh, Pa. 


70 


80 


100 


115 


95 


105 


80 


San Francisco, Calif. 


150 


180 


245 


270 


215 


205 


215 


St. Louis, Mo. 


65 


75 


95 


110 


90 


100 


90 



Truck Freight Rates: 



From South Florida Shipping Points to Selected Cities, 
Principal Vegetables , in Cents per Container . 



Commodity 



Destination 


Escarole- 
Endive 


Boston Lettuce 
& Romaine 


Peppers 


Potatoes 


Radishes 


Squash 


Tomatoes 




Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 




bu. hpr. 


small crt. 


bu. hpr. 


50 lbs. 


climax bskt. 


bu. hpr. 


W. B. crt. 


Atlanta, Ga. 


35 


35 


40 


40 


18 


50 


65 


Baltimore, Md. 


55 


45 


60 


65 


30 


70 


100 


Boston, Mass. 


75 


65 


80 


85 


40 


90 


135 


Chicago, 111. 


70 


60 


80 


80 


38 


85 


115 


Detroit, Mich. 


75 


65 


80 


85 


40 


90 


125 


Los Angeles, Calif. 


145 


120 


165 


165 


78 


170 


225 


Montreal, Can. 


90 


80 


100 


100 


48 


105 


85 


New York, N. Y. 


65 


55 


70 


75 


35 


80 


110 


Philadelphia, Pa. 


60 


60 


65 


70 


33 


75 


100 


Pittsburgh, Pa. 


70 


70 


75 


80 


38 


85 


115 


San Francisco, Calif. 


160 


160 


180 


180 


83 


185 


250 


St. Louis, Mo. 


65 


65 


75 


80 


35 


85 


110 


Traffic Division, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Orlando. 



Rail Freight Rates: Fresh Vegetable Per Car Rates from Belle-Glade, Florida, 

to Selected Cities listed in Southern Official and Western Truck Line 
Territories, 1961-62 



City 


Fresh Vegetables 
Rate per Car 


City 


Fresh Vegetables 
Rate per Car 




Dollars 




Dollars 


Atlanta 


245 


Minneapolis 


474 


Boston 


459 


New Orleans 


268 


Chicago 


411 


New York 




Cleveland 


411 


(Jersey City Delivery) 


402 


Cincinnati 


287 


Philadelphia 


393 


Detroit 


411 


Pittsburgh 


409 


Kansas City 


444 


St. Louis 


397 



DESCRIPTION 



Dollars per car, regardless of weight, when loaded in refrigerator cars not exceeding 33 feet 6 inches in length, 
applicable to any single or combination of fresh vegetables. 

Rates do not include refrigeration charges. 



-119- 



Vegetable Containers: Type, Dimension and Billing Weight of Principal Containers 
Used in Shipping Florida Vegetables 



Commodity 


Type of Container 


Inside 
Dimensions 


Railroad 
Container 
Number 


Estimated 
Billing 
Weight 






Inches 




Pounds 


Lima Beans 


Bushel hamper 




8501 


40 


Snap Beans 


Bushel hamper 




8501 


36 


Cabbage 


50-lb. bags 




7500-7525 


51 




Wirebound crate 


13x13x22-1/8 


5102 


55 


Celery 


Wirebound crage 


9-3/4x16x20-3/8 


3601 


60 


Endive-Escarole 


Wirebound vegetable crate 


11-15/16x11-15/16x16-3/4 


5405 


28 


Chinese Cabbage 


Wirebound crate 




3601 


59 


Sweet Corn 


Wirebound corn crate 


9x11x21-7/8 


3730 


42 




Wirebound corn crate 


9x11-15/16x21-7/8 


3731 


46 


Collards 


Bushel basket 




8026-8035-8050 


26 


Cucumbers 


Bushel basket 




8026-8035-8050 


57 




Bushel crate 


12x12x15 


1236 


57 




Bushel wirebound crate 


11-15/16x11-15/16x16-3/4 


5001 


57 




Fibreboard box 


6x8-1/2x17 


7380 & 7385 


20 


Eggplant 


Bushel basket 




8026-8035-8050 


39 



Lettuce: 



Boston 


Wirebound L&V crate 


7-1/2x15-1/2x18-3/4 


3803 


23 


Romaine 


Wirebound L&V crate 


7-1/2x15-1/2x18-3/4 


3803 


24 


Iceberg 


Wirebound crate 


9x13x22 


5007 


31 


Onions, with tops 


Square braid splint basket 


7x8-1/8x7-15/16 


8101 


11. 5 


English Peas 


Bushel basket 




8026-8035-8050 


34 


Peppers 


Bushel hamper 




8501 


34 




Bushel basket 




8026-8035-8050 


32 




Bushel crate 


12x12x15 


1236 


32 




Wirebound pepper crate 


12-3/8x11x22 


3955 


48 




Bushel Wirebound 


11-15/16x11-15/16x15-1/8 


5001 


32 


Potatoes 


50-lb bags 




7500-7525-7550-7551 


51 




1-2/3 bushel bags 




7500-7525-7550-7551 


101 


Radishes, with tops 


Square braid splint basket (see chicory) 


8101 


17 


Radishes, without tops 


Bushel basket 




8026-8035-8050 


53 




Square braid splint basket 


30-6 oz. film bags 


8100 


14-1/2 


Squash 


Bushel hamper 




8501 


49 


Tomatoes 


Wirebound tomato crate 


11-15/16x11-15/16x18-3/4 


4015 


67 




Fibreboard basket 


4-7/8x7-1/4x15-1/4 


6450 


11-1/2 




Fibreboard tomato box 


10-3/4x10-7/8x19 


7010 


54 


Turnip Greens 


Bushel basket 




8026-8035-8050 


26 



Authority: SFTB 783-D 

I. C. C. 1629 
Traffic Division, Florida 



Fruit and Vegetable Association, Orlando 



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County Acreage Totals: Principal Vegetables and Melons Harvested Acreage 

by Counties and Areas, Crop Years 1960-61 and 1961-62 1/ 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1960-61 


1961-62 


Vegetables 


Melons 


Total 


Vegetables 


Melons 


i oiai 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


WEST FLORIDA AREA 














Bay 




1 OA 






9.AA 

oUU 


9.A A 
OUU 


Calhoun 




A CA 


/i cn 


9 £ 
40 


7 AA 

( UU 


/ 40 


Escambia 






£1 c: (=: 

ooo 


OUU 




^nn 

OUU 


Franklin 














Gadsden 


oUU 




oUU 


: 40 




79c 
1 40 


Holmes 


1 O 


I , OUU 


1 CJ7C 

1,0(0 


OU 


9 79A 
4 , 1 4U 


9 77 A 
4, 1 /U 


Jackson 


^7 "i 

o t o 


9 finn 

4 , OUU 


*3 1 7^ 


Ann 


A9R 


O , Oli O 


Leon 




150 


150 




50 


50 


Liberty 
















Okaloosa 





150 


150 


— 


100 


100 


San to Rr»«?fl 




^7n 

O 1 U 


O I u 




350 


350 


Walton 




i nn 


i no 




100 


100 


Washington 


1 R 
xO 


9 1 9C\ 
4 , X 40 


9 1 Af\ 
£t , 1*±U 




9, ^nn 


9 *^nn 

, OUU 


Other Counties 2/ 


<±00 


on 
4U 


ouo 


oyo 




O JO 


Area Total 


4 , OUO 


7 S3 flR 
/ , ooo 


n a AGA 

iu , ^yu 


9 *3QR 
4 , <Jf70 


X X , U40 


XO, ^4*±U 


NORTH FLORIDA AREA 














(Gainesville Area) 














Alachua 


, lOO 


c: 99A 
, 44U 


1U , OoO 


4, E54U 


c ocn 
, OUU 


in 1 Qn 

XU , 1 V v 


Bradford 


Ann 


i ?n 


0£a\J 


355 


200 


555 


Columbia 




9 AAA 
4 , UUU 


9 AAA 
4 , UUU 




9 Ann 

4 , 4UU 


9 Ann 
4 , *±uu 


Dixie 




9 A A 
4UU 










Gilchrist 


(0 


c A/1 A 

0, U4U 


1 1 s 


loU 


i nn 

D , XUU 


fi 99,n 
, 4ou 


Hamilton 


i aa 
1UU 


1 7R 


97c 


RR 
OO 


9nn 




Jefferson 




1, luU 


1 , 10U 




i ?nn 


1 200 


Lafayette 




AAA 


AAA 
OUU 




1 nnn 

X , UUU 


1 nnn 

X , UUU 


Levy 


150 


4, 625 


4, 775 


100 


4, 925 


5 , 025 


Madison 


225 


1,400 


1,625 


170 


1, 665 


1, 835 


Marion 


2,395 


7,130 


9,525 


2,200 


6,745 


8,945 


QmuAVin/M-i 
DUWcUlIlGO 




X , 0£iO 


1 825 




2, 615 


2, 615 


Taylor 




165 


165 




150 


150 


Union 


750 


1 c: A 
loU 


yuu 


7^R 
1 oO 


i nn 

XUU 


835 


Other Counties 2/ 


500 


OA 
4U 


^ 9A 
D/5U 


«9n 




820 


Area Total 


A 7C(1 

9, (OU 


OQ ft 9 A 

4y , ozu 


y , ou 


Q A^ 


*?? fi^n 

O £1 , UiJU 


4? 085 


NORTH EAST FLORIDA AREA 














(Hastings Area) 














Clay 


300 


60 


360 


250 


— 


250 


Duval 


50 




50 


50 


— — — 


50 


*P 1 *a orl p> v« 


5 150 


50 


5, 200 


5, 150 




5, 150 


Putnam 


fi 89^ 

D , 040 


750 


7, 575 


6, 465 


550 


7,015 


St. Johns 


16, 500 




-L O , JUu 


16 200 




16, 200 


Other Counties 2/ 


Q9 A 


i ^ 

10 


335 


115 




115 


Area Total 


29, 145 


0(0 


on A9A 
OU, UZU 


9ft 9^n 


O OU 


28 780 


NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA AREA 














(Sanf o rd -O v iedo - Z e llwood) 














Citrus 




1 , 800 


1 OA A 

1 , oUU 




i ^n 
x , oou 


X , OO u 


Hernando 




R A A 
OUU 


OUU 




400 


400 


Lake 


2, 680 


800 


3, 480 


4, 410 


820 


5 , 230 


Orange 


9, 220 


*7A 


y , «syu 


8 78^ 
, i OO 


100 


8 885 


Pasco 




900 


900 




900 


900 


Seminole 


4,310 




4,310 


4,385 


25 


4,410 


Sumter 


1, 635 


5,200 


6,835 


2,130 


3,430 


5, 560 


Volusia 


150 


150 


300 


300 


100 


400 


Other Counties 2/ 


700 


20 


720 


385 




385 


Area Total 


18, 695 


9,440 


28,135 


20,395 


7,325 


27,720 



continued 



County Acreage Totals: Principal Vegetables and Melons Harvested Acreage 






by Counties and Areas, Crop Years 1960-61 and 1961-62 (continued) 


Areas 




1960-61 






1961-62 




and 
























Counties 


Vegetables 


Melons 


Total 


Vegetables 


Melons 


Total 




A.c res 


A nyoo 
AtlCD 


A L. I CO 




Acres 


Acres 


WFST PFNTRAT ARFA 














(Plant City-Wauchula) 














DeSoto 


___ 


900 


900 


___ 


1, 000 


1,000 


Hardee 


3, 265 


300 


3, 565 


3, 065 


200 


3, 265 


Highlands 


1, 025 


270 


1, 295 


1, 330 


200 


1,530 


T-Till qViditii icrh 


7, 815 


1, 125 


8,940 


6,545 


725 


7,270 


A/Ts notpp 


3,405 


875 


4,280 


3,130 


700 


3, 830 


x^nieiidb 




100 


100 




100 


100 


Polk 


1, 710 


2,950 


4, 660 


895 


2, 700 


3,595 


Sarasota 


850 





850 


1,010 





1,010 


Othpr PnnntiPQ 9 / 


590 





590 


385 





385 


Area Total 


18, 660 


6,520 


25,180 


16,360 


5,625 


21,985 


FAST PFNTRAT ARFA 














/Ft Piprre^ 

'ill.. -IT iC 1 L C ( ) 














Ul CVulU 


420 





420 


270 





270 


T nH i n R i vpt 1 


1, 340 


750 


2,090 


1,310 


705 


2,015 


VJACCLIIUUCC 


1, 150 


300 


1, 450 


1, 760 




1, 760 


Osceola 


540 


100 


640 


1,060 


100 


1, 160 


St. Lucie 


1, 130 





1,130 


1, 640 





1, 640 


OtliAr Pnnntidc 9/ 


25 


15 


40 











Arpfi Total 

. 1 1 C u AWL CL J. 


4, 605 


1, 165 


5, 770 


6,040 


805 


6, 845 


90FTHWF9T FT HRTTiA ARFA 














(Ft. My ers ~Irnmokalee) 
















800 


900 


1,700 


280 


650 


930 


L- Olllc 1 


5,300 


3,675 


8,975 


6, 140 


2,520 


8,660 


uidUcb 


1, 320 




1, 320 


860 




860 


Hendry 


7,610 


4,275 


11,885 


7,385 


3,825 


11,210 


Lee 


5,465 


800 


6,265 


5,885 


1,050 


6,935 


Clih&r Pnnntipc 9/ 


75 




75 


215 




215 


Area Total 


20,570 


9, 650 


30,220 


20, 765 


8, 045 


28, 810 


SOUTHEAST FLORIDA AREA 














(Eve r gl ade s) 














Palm Rpaph AVp<5t\ 


65,750 


170 


65,920 


62,215 





62,215 


(Pompano) 














Broward 


1 Q w A 

/ , SOU 




/ , 9oU 


0, llu 




Q 1 1 A 
O, 110 


Martin 


1, 900 


700 


2, 600 


2,160 


1,085 


3,245 


Palm Beach (E^st) 


32 , 635 


--- 


32,635 


33,890 


— 


33,890 


Sub Total 


42,515 


700 


43,215 


44, 160 


1,085 


45,245 


(Homestead) 














Dade 


34,545 


275 


34,820 


36, 905 


70 


36,975 


Area Total 


142,810 


1, 145 


143,955 


143,280 


1, 155 


144,435 



STATE TOTAL 246,850 66,500 313,350 246,900 67,200 314,100 



1/ Vegetable Crops included: Lima Beans, Snap Beans, Cabbage, Celery, Sweet Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Escarole, 

Lettuce, Green Peppers, Potatoes, Spinach, Squash and Tomatoes. 

Melon Crops included: Watermelon and Cantaloups. 

2/ Individual farm acreage that would be disclosed if published in the County where grown was included in the other county 

total by areas. 

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